Learn about the latest treatments for metastatic kidney cancer. We’ve got it covered, from new FDA approvals to emerging approaches in immunotherapy, targeted therapy, antiangiogenic drugs, drug combinations, and more.

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    How Would a Harvard Oncologist Manage His Own Metastatic Kidney Cancer?

    With: David J. Einstein, MD

    When facing a frightening new cancer diagnosis, some people ask their doctors, “What would you do if you were me?” Here, our Curious Dr. George asks kidney cancer expert David J. Einstein, MD, how he would handle his own hypothetical case of kidney cancer. Dr. Einstein is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Genitourinary Oncology Program at Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.… Read more »

  •   George Lundberg, MD

    This article from the International Kidney Cancer Coalition (IKCC) outlines updates on treatment options for renal cell carcinoma as presented at the 2022 American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary (ASCO GU) Symposium.

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    The most common brain tumors are other types of cancer that have spread (or “metastasized”) to the brain from a primary site elsewhere in the body. And, the genomic makeup of the brain metastases may not be the same as the primary cancer. An article from The ASCO Post discusses what this means for treatment.

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The team at Cancer Commons created a very thorough and clear report which is extremely helpful! It is evident they took the time to read my father’s medical history and suggest a personalized plan for his condition. Matt was extremely kind and supportive during this difficult time. Thank you!

Gali
Daughter of a glioblastoma patient

Molecular tests help match patients to the personalized treatments that are most likely to work for them. Keep up with new developments in genetic tests, tumor mutations, other biomarkers, and additional precision-medicine strategies.

Some of the most promising new treatments for metastatic kidney cancer are currently being tested in patients enrolled in clinical trials. We help you stay up to date on the latest results from these studies.

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    This article from the National Cancer Institute’s Center for Cancer Research outlines new clinical trial results showing that combining the drugs cabozantinib and nivolumab doubled progression-free survival for people with advanced renal cell carcinoma compared to giving cabozantinib alone.

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Cancer Commons is truly unique at rapidly matching patients with advanced cancer with the best precision therapy or clinical trial.

E. David Crawford, MD
Cancer Commons Advisor

Cancer affects many aspects of life, whether you’re newly diagnosed, in the midst of treatment, or in follow-up care. Learn about ways to maintain quality of life, such as palliative care and managing side effects.

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    Pediatric Palliative Care: A Specialty Comes of Age

    Sarah Friebert, MD

    For a child with cancer, palliative care can provide much-needed relief from stress and symptoms—for the patient and their family alike. Palliative care is given alongside cancer treatment, and is not synonymous with “end-of-life” care. In fact, anyone with a serious illness can benefit from palliative care, no matter their long-term outlook. Because of its importance for children with cancer, we are honored to… Read more »

  •   Lola Rahib, PhD

    Article from Let’s Win! Pancreatic Cancer: Pancreatic cancer patients share their experiences with pre-chemo anxiety and their personal strategies for overcoming it.

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    Article from Medscape curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    Depression is, for obvious reasons, common in patients with advanced cancer. The old, inexpensive drug ketamine—already approved for medical use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)—seems rapidly effective, according to small studies.

    Go to full article published by Medscape.

    If you’re wondering whether this story applies to your own cancer case or a loved one’s, we invite you to get support from Cancer Commons.

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You’re not alone. Read how other patients and caregivers navigated diagnosis, treatment, and life with cancer. We hope their stories provide insights and hope for your own cancer journey.

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Learn more about what’s new in advanced cancer research and treatment, including screening and statistics, using artificial intelligence to improve treatment, and other new horizons in cancer care.

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    A Powerful Knowledge Base for Precision Oncology

    With: Hongxin Zhang

    Genetic mutations found in a tumor can be important clues to the patient’s best treatment options. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) in New York has developed a product called OncoKB™, which enables anyone to access and navigate key clinical information about the various genetic abnormalities that may be found in tumors. Here, Curious Dr. George asks MSK Lead Software Engineer Hongxin Zhang about… Read more »

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    Harnessing Each Patient’s Data to Help Many More

    With: Kaumudi Bhawe, PhD

    At Cancer Commons, we don’t just help people navigate cancer treatment; we learn from everyone we help. Here, our Curious Dr. George asks Cancer Commons Clinical Scientist Kaumudi Bhawe, PhD, to share how new knowledge can be captured from every patient to help many more. Curious Dr. George: Cancer Commons has accumulated in-depth data on many hundreds of patients with various cancers. Because of the… Read more »

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The coronavirus pandemic presents unprecedented challenges to cancer patients. We can help you understand how COVID-19 might impact your treatment and other aspects of your cancer care.