The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the combination of Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy Keytruda plus Eisai’s orally available multiple receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor Lenvima for the first-line treatment of adult patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC).

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Aveo Oncology’s Fotivda (tivozanib) for adults with relapsed or refractory advanced renal cell carcinoma in people who have had two or more previous systemic therapies.

Merck presented new data from the Phase III CLEAR trial (KEYNOTE-581/Study 307) at the virtual 2021 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium of the company’s checkpoint inhibitor Keytruda (pembrolizumab) and Eisai’s tyrosine kinase inhibitor Lenvima (lenvatinib) in renal cell carcinoma.

Bristol Myers Squibb and Exelixis announced results from new analyses from the pivotal Phase 3 CheckMate -9ER trial, demonstrating clinically meaningful, sustained efficacy benefits as well as quality of life improvements with the combination of Opdivo (nivolumab) and Cabometyx (cabozantinib) compared to sunitinib in the first-line treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC).

Bristol Myers Squibb’s Opdivo (nivolumab) 240 mg (injection for intravenous use) every two weeks or 480 mg every four weeks in combination with Cabometyx (cabozantinib) 40 mg once daily tablets was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the first-line treatment of patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma.

Calithera Biosciences reported that the company’s CANTATA clinical trial of telaglenastat in patients with advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) failed to hit the primary endpoint.

Merck and Eisai announced new investigational data demonstrating positive top-line results from the Phase III KEYNOTE-581/CLEAR trial (Study 307).

Numerous companies presented clinical trial data and updates at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Virtual Congress 2020.

Bristol Myers’ Opdivo with Exelixis drug cuts kidney cancer death risk: study NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bristol Myers Squibb Co’s cancer immunotherapy Opdivo in combination with Exelixis Inc’s Cabometyx reduced the risk of death by 40% in previously untreated patients with advanced kidney cancer, according to data from a late-stage study to be presented on […]

Foghorn Therapeutics entered into a strategic collaboration with Merck to leverage Foghorn’s Gene Traffic Control platform for cancer therapies.