Individualized treatment with sunitinib versus standard dosing with sunitinib or pazopanib in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC): Results from the Canadian Kidney Cancer information system (CKCis). Conferences uri icon

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  • e16078 Background: Recent analysis using CKCis showed that mRCC patients receiving first-line sunitinib (S) had better survival than patients receiving pazopanib (P) and greater than expected survival for a real world sampling. We conducted further analyses to see if an individualized approach (treatment starting at standard dose/schedule with subsequent schedule/dose alterations based on toxicity) using S results in better outcomes in mRCC patients. Methods: Patients within CKCis diagnosed with clear cell mRCC treated with first-line S or P between January 2011 through December 2015 were analyzed by three treatment groups: 1) S as per individualized approach (SI) 2) S as per product monograph (SS) 3) P as per product monograph (PS). Overall survival (OS) and time-to-treatment failure (TTF) were calculated. Cox regression analysis allowed for adjustment of International Metastatic RCC Database Consortium (IMDC) criteria with age as a continuous variable. Results: A total of 598 patients were identified, 351 patients in SI, 151 patients in SS, and 92 patients in PS. Baseline characteristics are noted in Table 1. Median OS was improved in SI vs SS (37.9 vs 22.3 months (m), p<0.001) and SI vs PS (37.9 vs 19.6 m, p<0.001). TTF was better in SI vs SS (12.9 vs 5.6 m, p<0.001) and SI vs PS (12.9 vs 7.0 m, p<0.001). SS vs PS showed no difference in median OS (22.3 vs 19.6 m, p=0.51) or TTF (5.6 vs 7.0 m, p=0.24). Adjusted hazard ratios were: SS vs SI (OS 1.41, p=0.056; TTF 1.77, p<0.001) and PS vs SI (OS 2.18, p<0.001; TTF 1.43, p=0.040). Conclusions: Improvement in OS and TTF is seen using an individualized approach to mRCC patients supporting the growing body of evidence endorsing this practice. Further prospective validation awaits the NCT01499121 study. [Table: see text]


  • Basappa, Naveen S
  • Lalani, Aly-Khan
  • Kalirai, Austin
  • Li, Haocheng
  • Wood, Lori
  • Kollmannsberger, Christian K
  • Sim, Hao-Wen
  • Kapoor, Anil
  • Hotte, Sebastien
  • Czaykowski, Piotr
  • Canil, Christina M
  • Reaume, M Neil
  • Bjarnason, Georg A
  • Vanhuyse, Marie
  • Soulieres, Denis
  • North, Scott A
  • Heng, Daniel Yick Chin

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  • May 20, 2017