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A COMPLETE RESPONSE OF METASTATIC RENAL CELL CARCINOMA TO BEVACIZUMAB AND INTERFERON AFTER A NEPHRECTOMY : CASE REPORT

Rania Chacha, Daniela Petran, Jerome Dauba

Abstract


In general, metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) is managed with systemic treatments and cytoreductive nephrectomy is recommended only when it is feasible. Historically, systemic treatment of mRCC was limited to cytokine treatment with interferon (IFN) and interleukin (IL)-2, as chemotherapy was considered to be ineffective in these patients. Bevacizumab in combination with interferon alfa is approved for treatment-nave advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in both the US and Europe. Its objective response rates is 30%. We report a case of a patient who presents a complete response after a nephrectomy and bevacizumab associated to interferon alpha.

Keywords


bevacizumab; renal cell carcinoma; interferon alfa

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