Health Canada approves new kidney cancer treatment


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Over 6,600 Canadians are diagnosed with kidney cancer each year, and the number is growing. Unfortunately, because kidney cancer often shows no symptoms, over 25 per cent of patients are diagnosed at later stages of the disease, which can make treatment difficult.

Recently, Health Canada approved a new treatment for kidney cancer. Dr. Anil Kapoor, Professor of Oncology and Surgery at the Juravinski Cancer Centre at McMaster University, and Chair of the National Kidney Cancer Research Network of Canada explains.

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“The approval of Cabometyx is a significant advancement for patients who have progressed on specific prior therapy, and it should be considered for previously treated patients. I say this because until now, few treatments have significantly delayed disease progression, extended survival and improved response in patients who have progressed on initial therapy.”

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For more information about kidney cancer, visit kidneycancercanada.ca.

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