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Datamonitor Healthcare Oncology Disease Analysis: Renal Cell Carcinoma

October 09, 2020

Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is defined as a kidney cancer where the primary tumor emerges in renal tubular epithelial cells. This distinguishes RCC from other cancers of the renal parenchyma and renal pelvis cancers. RCC is the most common form of kidney cancer, comprising over 90% of all cases. RCC accounts for 2% of cancers worldwide and 3.5% of new cancer diagnoses in the US.

Currently the most prominent drug class in RCC is tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). While Nexavar inhibits both intracellular and cell surface kinases, other agents (Sutent, Votrient, Lenvima, Cabometyx, and Inlyta) block members of the receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) superfamily associated with angiogenesis and tumor cell proliferation, most notably VEGFR and PDGFR. In addition to targeting VEGFR/PDGFR, Cabometyx targets the RTKs MET and AXL. Inlyta and Tivopath, on the other hand, are specific for members of the VEGFR family.

This Datamonitor Healthcare report contains a Disease Analysis module.

Indications Covered: Renal Cell Cancer (RCC)
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