Outcome of octogenarian versus (vs) young patients (pts) with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC), treated with sunitinib (su). Academic Article uri icon


  • 538 Background: Su is a standard treatment (tx) for mRCC. Octogenarian pts (aged ≥ 80) are often considered to be unfit for su tx, and recommendations for their tx is limited by the paucity of clinical trials data in this population. We aimed to study baseline characteristics and outcome of octogenarian vs young (aged ≤45) pts with mRCC treated with su. Methods: We performed an international multicenter retrospective study of pts with mRCC, who were treated with su in 8 centers across 2 different countries. We compared baseline characteristics and outcome of octogenarian versus young pts. The effect of very old age on response rate (RR), progression free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS), was tested with adjustment of other known confounding risk factors using a chi-square test and partial likelihood test from cox model. Furthermore, univariate and multivariate analyses of association between clinicopathologic factors and age, and outcome were performed using the entire pt cohort. Results: Between ...

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  • January 1, 2016