Comparison of sunitinib (su) versus temsirolimus (tem) in patients (pts) with poor-risk metastatic renal cell carcinoma (prmRCC). Academic Article uri icon


  • 539 Background: Based on a single phase 3 study, the mTOR inhibitor tem was approved as 1st line therapy for prmRCC. However, in daily practice, prmRCC pts are often treated with the VEGFR and PDGFR inhibitor su. We aimed to compare the clinical effectiveness of su vs tem in prmRCC pts. Methods: We performed an international multicenter retrospective study of pts with prmRCC (HENG criteria), who were treated in 8 centers across 2 different countries. 31 pts were treated with 1st line tem. Each tem treated pt was individually matched with a 1st line su treated pt, by clinicopathologic factors. The effect of tx type (tem vs su) on clinical benefit, progression free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS), was tested using a chi-square test and partial likelihood test from cox model. Furthermore, univariate and multivariate analyses of association between clinicopathologic factors and tx type (tem vs su), and outcome were performed using the entire pt cohort (n=62). Results: The groups were matched by age (...

publication date

  • January 1, 2016