Clinicopathologic factors associated with the development of sunitinib induced hypertension (HTN) in patients (pts) with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • 508 Background: The VEGFR inhibitor sunitinib is a standard treatment for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). HTN, an on-target class effect of VEGF signaling-pathway inhibitors, has been shown to correlate with clinical outcome. Studies have shown the association between genetic polymorphisms in several genes, and the development of HTN in patients treated with targeted therapies. We aimed to study the association between readily available clinicopathologic factors and the development of sunitinib induced HTN in mRCC patients. Methods: Records from mRCC patients treated with sunitinib in 9 centers across 2 countries were retrospectively reviewed. Sunitinib induced HTN was defined as systolic blood pressure ≥ 140 mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure ≥ 90 mmHg. Analysis of the association between clinicopathologic factors and the development of HTN was performed using logistic regression. Results: Between 2004-2013, 302 patients with mRCC were treated with sunitinib. The incidence of sunitinib induced ...

publication date

  • January 1, 2014