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Kidney Cancer treatment details. Biologic therapy. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, United States



Survival: N/R
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Biologic therapy
   
Drugs:
Country: United States
   
City/State/Province: New York, New York
   
Hospital: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 2/2003

Description:
Patients: This Phase II study involved 54 patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma; 44 men and 10 women. The average age was 59. Thirty-seven patients had undergone a prior nephrectomy. The average time from time of original diagnosis to the start of this treatment was 22.5 months.

Treatment: The treatment consisted of the administration of Cetuximab, a monoclonal antibody.

Toxicity: Grade 3-4 toxicities included asthenia, back pain, heart failure, anemia, lung edema, acne, skin rash, and dry skin.

Results: There were no complete or partial responses.

Correspondence: Robert J. Motzer, MD

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