Medical Oncologist Prof. Thomas Powles discusses key RCC data from the CONTACT-03, KEYNOTE-426 and CLEAR trials presented at ASCO 2023, and shares his views on the implications for clinical practice.

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Clinical Takeaways

  • CONTACT-03: For patients with mRCC, adding the atezolizumab to cabozantinib did not improve clinical outcomes compared with treatment with cabozantinib alone and higher toxicities were also observed in the combination arm

  • KEYNOTE-426: Pembrolizumab + axitinib continued to demonstrate improved OS, PFS, and ORR versus sunitinib for patients with previously untreated clear cell RCC and no new safety signals were observed

  • CLEAR: The combination of lenvatinib plus pembrolizumab remains superior to sunitinib on clinical outcomes as first-line treatment for advanced renal cell carcinoma after 4-years follow-up with no new safety signals detected

  • Long-term follow up data from KEYNOTE-426 and the CLEAR trial re-confirms current clinical practice of frontline combination immunotherapy/TKI for IDMC intermediate/poor risk patients

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