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Renal cell carcinoma (RCC, also known as hypernephroma) is a kidney cancer that originates in the lining of the proximal convoluted tubule, the very small tubes in the kidney that filter the blood and remove waste products.

Two candidate mTOR therapy biomarkers identified in RCC

Two genes, TSC1 and MTOR, warrant further investigation as biomarkers for treatment benefit with rapalogs in patients with renal cell carcinoma, indicate study results published in Clinical Cancer Research. [More]
Moffitt Cancer Center initiates phase I clinical trial of cancer vaccine ID-G305

Moffitt Cancer Center initiates phase I clinical trial of cancer vaccine ID-G305

Moffitt Cancer Center has initiated a phase I clinical trial for a new immunotherapy drug, ID-G305, made by Immune Design. Immunotherapy is a treatment option that uses a person's own immune system to fight cancer. It has several advantages over standard cancer therapies, including fewer side effects and an overall better tolerability. It tends to be most effective in patients who have smaller, localized tumors that have not spread to distant sites. [More]
Study: Honokiol reduces proliferation of renal cell carcinoma

Study: Honokiol reduces proliferation of renal cell carcinoma

A new study shows that honokiol, a small molecule polyphenol extract derived from Magnolia officinalis bark, reduces proliferation of renal cell carcinoma. [More]

Curis and Debiopharm present data for Debio 0932 at Annual Meeting of AACR

Curis, Inc., an oncology focused company developing novel, targeted drug candidates for the treatment of human cancers, and Debiopharm Group™ (Debiopharm), a Swiss-based global biopharmaceutical group of companies with a focus on the development of prescription drugs that target unmet medical needs, including oncology as well as companion diagnostics, today announced presentation of data for Debio 0932 at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) that demonstrated synergy between Debio 0932 and various standard of care (SOC) agents in multiple in vitro and xenograft models of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and renal cell carcinoma (RCC). [More]
Rexahn provides updates on clinical development programs, reports full-year 2013 financial results

Rexahn provides updates on clinical development programs, reports full-year 2013 financial results

Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc. a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing best-in-class therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, is providing an overview of its three clinical development programs and Year for the year ended December 31, 2013. [More]
Misplaced protein provides promising drug target for kidney cancer

Misplaced protein provides promising drug target for kidney cancer

The shortage of oxygen, or hypoxia, created when rapidly multiplying kidney cancer cells outgrow their local blood supply can accelerate tumor growth by causing a nuclear protein called SPOP-which normally suppresses tumor growth-to move out of the nucleus to the cytoplasm, where it has the opposite effect, promoting rapid proliferation. [More]
Proteomics identifies possible RCC biomarkers

Proteomics identifies possible RCC biomarkers

Proteomic analysis has identified significant differences between the proteins expressed in renal cell carcinoma samples and in healthy renal tissue, UK researchers report. [More]

Cytoplasmic HIF-2α linked to poor prognosis in renal cell carcinoma

Cytoplasmic expression of hypoxia inducible factor-2α is associated with poor prognosis in patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma, study findings indicate. [More]

Positive margins have limited impact on RCC outcome

Positive vascular wall margins are not associated with systemic recurrence or cancer-specific survival in patients with nonmetastatic renal cell carcinoma with tumour thrombus, US research shows. [More]

AnaptysBio announces strategic immuno-oncology collaboration with TESARO

AnaptysBio, Inc., a leader in the discovery and development of therapeutic antibodies, today announced a strategic immuno-oncology collaboration with TESARO, Inc., an oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company. [More]
Bayer and Onyx announce Phase 3 trial evaluating use of NEXAVAR for patients with HCC after local ablation

Bayer and Onyx announce Phase 3 trial evaluating use of NEXAVAR for patients with HCC after local ablation

Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an Amgen subsidiary (Nasdaq: AMGN), today announced that a Phase 3 trial evaluating the investigational use of NEXAVAR® (sorafenib) tablets as an adjuvant treatment for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), or liver cancer, who had no detectable disease after surgical resection or local ablation, did not meet its primary endpoint of improving recurrence-free survival. [More]
Bayer HealthCare joins NORD to promote awareness of Rare Disease Day

Bayer HealthCare joins NORD to promote awareness of Rare Disease Day

Bayer HealthCare is joining the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) and others in raising awareness of Rare Disease Day, which is being celebrated today around the world. [More]

Partial nephrectomy may offer younger renal cancer patients survival advantage

Partial nephrectomy may offer younger patients with localized renal cancer a distinct survival advantage compared with the complete removal of the kidney, US research suggests. [More]

Perioperative blood transfusion worsens kidney cancer patients’ survival

Patients who receive blood transfusions around the time of their surgery for nonmetastatic renal cell carcinoma have a worse chance of survival than those who do not, results of a large US study suggest. [More]

Altering sunitinib dosing schedule improves tolerability

Shortening the time that patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma are on and off treatment with sunitinib improves the drug’s overall tolerability without affecting its efficacy, say Japanese researchers. [More]

Advanced age should not preclude sunitinib use for mRCC

Elderly kidney cancer patients benefit from sunitinib therapy just as much as their younger counterparts, a retrospective analysis of six clinical trials shows. [More]
Vaccine-based clinical trial to improve survival outcomes of kidney cancer patients

Vaccine-based clinical trial to improve survival outcomes of kidney cancer patients

The Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute has opened a novel Phase III, vaccine-based clinical trial aimed at providing kidney cancer patients long-term control of their disease. [More]
Pfizer and Merck join forces to explore therapeutic potential of anti-PD-1 therapy

Pfizer and Merck join forces to explore therapeutic potential of anti-PD-1 therapy

Pfizer Inc. announced today that it has agreed with Merck & Co., Inc., known as MSD outside the United States and Canada ("Merck"), through two Merck subsidiaries, to explore the therapeutic potential of Merck's investigational anti-PD-1 therapy, MK-3475, in combination with two Pfizer oncology assets. [More]
TCGA Research Network identify new potential therapeutic targets for major form of bladder cancer

TCGA Research Network identify new potential therapeutic targets for major form of bladder cancer

Investigators with The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network have identified new potential therapeutic targets for a major form of bladder cancer, including important genes and pathways that are disrupted in the disease. [More]

Merck initiates clinical trial to evaluate MK-3475 and pazopanib in advanced renal cell carcinoma

Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced the initiation of a clinical trial to evaluate the combination of the company's investigational anti-PD-1 immunotherapy, MK-3475, and GlaxoSmithKline's orally administered kinase inhibitor, pazopanib, in advanced renal cell carcinoma. [More]