Sunitinib in Older Renal Cell Carcinoma Patients

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Abstract

SYNOPSIS:

In a six-site Italian retrospective analysis, treatment of elderly patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma with sunitinib was shown to be effective but associated with significant toxicity. Although only applied to a subset, pretreatment comprehensive geriatric assessment did not offer predictive value with regard to severe toxicity or efficacy.

SOURCE:

Brunello A, et al. Safety and activity of sunitinib in elderly patients (≥ 70 years) with metastatic renal cell carcinoma: A multicenter study. Ann Oncol 2013;24:329-336.

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