Are there geographic differences in the outcome of patients (pts) with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) treated with sunitinib (su)? Academic Article uri icon


  • 458 Background: Geographic differences in the outcome of pts have been described in various cancers. The VEGFR inhibitor su is a standard treatment (tx) for mRCC. The effect of geographic differences on the outcome of su tx in mRCC is poorly defined. We aimed to study the effect of geographic differences on outcome of su tx in mRCC. Methods: We performed an international multicenter retrospective study of unselected cohort of 275 mRCC pts, who were treated with su from 2004 to 2012 in 7 centers across the United States and Middle East (ME; Israel). Clinicopathologic and prognostic factors, and tx outcome were compared between United States (n=133) and ME (n=142) pts. Chi-square and Fisher's exact tests were used to compare categorical variables, and two-sample t-test was used to compare continuous endpoints. Progression free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) were determined by Cox regression. Results: Median age was 61 (United States) vs. 65 (ME, p = 0.01). The groups were balanced regarding gender...

publication date

  • January 1, 2013