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To summarize current knowledge on promising immunotherapeutic agents and to provide a brief outline of current use of immunotherapeutic agents in patients with locally advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC).Immunotherapy with mAbs directed against programed death cell protein 1, programed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) and cytotoxic T-Lymphocyte Antigen 4 has become new first-line standard of care for moderate and poor-risk metastatic RCC patients. Similarly, the combination immune-oncology treatment and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) mAbs also showed promising results in first-line therapy despite relative data immaturity. Finally, immune-oncology monotherapy (nivolumab) already represents second or third-line standard of care after tyrosine kinase inhibitor failure.Combination immune-oncology therapy represents the standard of care for management of intermediate-to-poor risk clear cell metastatic RCC. In addition, combination of immune-oncology and anti-VEGF antibody represents a treatment option across all risk levels in patient with elevated PD-L1 expression. Finally, nivolumab is one of two ideal treatment options in second-line clear cell metastatic RCC patients.