Renal Cell Carcinoma: Integrating Biological Advances into Therapy
Release Date: September-27-11
Credit Expiration Date: September-27-12
This activity is designed for oncologists, oncology nurses, and other medical professionals interested and involved in the treatment of patients with RCC.
THIS ACTIVITY WAS ORIGINALLY PRESENTED AS A LIVE GRAND ROUNDS SERIES BEGINNING JULY 25, 2011. IF YOU RECEIVED CREDIT FOR PARTICIPATING IN ONE OF THE LIVE ACTIVITY, YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE CREDIT FOR THIS ONLINE ACTIVITY.
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and economic burden. This disease accounts for 90% of all kidney cancers (which are the seventh and ninth most common cancers in men and women, respectively), and is associated with a 5-year survival of 10% in the case of metastasis. The standard of care for advanced RCC has changed significantly with the development of novel targeting agents. Within the past 4 years, 6 agents have been added to the armamentarium for advanced RCC, leading to revised recommendations, which were based on what little clinical data were available.
RCC is a challenging condition to treat, as many patients demonstrate relative resistance to radiation and chemotherapy, and postsurgical recurrence is a frequent phenomenon. The challenges associated with advanced RCC treatment are compounded by the unrelenting flow of clinical findings and research being published on an annual basis. It is imperative that oncologists be aware of best practices associated with the treatment of advanced RCC in order to achieve optimal outcomes in individuals with advanced RCC. The goal of continuing education activities for oncologists must be to expand their knowledge and competency in best practices related to advanced RCC.
Walter M. Stadler, MD
Fred C. Buffett Professor of Medicine
Director, Genitourinary Program
Associate Dean for Clinical Research
University of Chicago
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Dr. Stadler: Consultant: Novartis, Pfizer/Wyeth, Roche/Genentech, Takeda, Caremark/CVS, Aveo, NCI/SAIC-Frederick; Speakers Bureau: Pfizer;
Grant/Research Support: Active Biotech, Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Novartis, Genentech (Roche), GlaxoSmithKline, Medarex, Medivation, Solvay (Abbott), Pfizer, ImClone (Lilly), Amgen, Takeda (Millenium), NIH, CALGB; Stockholder: Abbott (Spouse).
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