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What are treatments for metastatic kidney cancer?

The treatment of metastatic kidney cancer, cancer that has spread from the kidney to other parts of the body, has changed dramatically in the past few years. There have been seven new drugs approved for the treatment of metastatic kidney cancer since 2005, many of which target the blood vessels that supply cancer cells with oxygen and nutrients. A current clinical trial is evaluating the value of adding a new drug, known as BNC105P, when added to an approved drug known as everolimus. While there are multiple surgical and medical treatments available for kidney cancer, the choice of treatment is always individualized, based on a given patient’s tumor characteristics, his or her medical profile, and preferences regarding care.

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