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Resistance to Systemic Therapies in Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma: Mechanisms and Management Strategies
Mol Cancer Ther. 2018 Jul;17(7) :1355-1364
PMID: 29967214    PMCID: PMC6034114   
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Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is the most common form of kidney cancer. It is categorized into various subtypes, with clear cell RCC (ccRCC) representing about 85% of all RCC tumors. The lack of sensitivity to chemotherapy and radiation therapy prompted research efforts into novel treatment options. The development of targeted therapeutics, including multi-targeted tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) and mTOR inhibitors, has been a major breakthrough in ccRCC therapy. More recently, other therapeutic strategies, including immune checkpoint inhibitors, have emerged as effective treatment options against advanced ccRCC. Furthermore, recent advances in disease biology, tumor microenvironment, and mechanisms of resistance formed the basis for attempts to combine targeted therapies with newer generation immunotherapies to take advantage of possible synergy. This review focuses on the current status of basic, translational, and clinical studies on mechanisms of resistance to systemic therapies in ccRCC. Mol Cancer Ther; 17(7); 1355-64. (c)2018 AACR.
1538-8514 Makhov, Peter Joshi, Shreyas Ghatalia, Pooja Kutikov, Alexander Uzzo, Robert G Kolenko, Vladimir M R03 CA212949/CA/NCI NIH HHS/United States R03 CA216173/CA/NCI NIH HHS/United States Journal Article Review United States Mol Cancer Ther. 2018 Jul;17(7):1355-1364. doi: 10.1158/1535-7163.MCT-17-1299.