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The effect of apatinib in the treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma: a case report and review of the literature

Authors Bi J, Liu H, Huang Y

Received 19 March 2017

Accepted for publication 1 June 2017

Published 4 July 2017 Volume 2017:10 Pages 223—227

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/IMCRJ.S137484

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Review by Single-blind

Peer reviewers approved by Dr Colin Mak

Peer reviewer comments 3

Editor who approved publication: Dr Ronald Prineas

Jinling Bi, Haiyuan Liu, Yong Huang

Department of Oncology, The Second People’s Hospital of He Fei, He Fei, An Hui, People’s Republic of China

Abstract: The aim of this study was to explore the effect of apatinib in the treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) and related adverse events. A case of mRCC was reported which recurred after surgery and roferon treatment. The patient was treated with apatinib at a dose of 500 mg orally, twice daily, 28 days/cycle. The metastatic lesions improved based on computed tomography after apatinib administration in the fourth and eighth month. The progression-free survival of the patient had increased almost to 8 months. The patient showed a good tolerance with only an adverse effect of mild-to-moderate hand-foot syndrome which was managed well. Apatinib is an option for mRCC after previous treatment. However, more and larger trials are still needed.

Keywords: metastatic renal cell carcinoma, apatinib, sunitinib, sorafenib, vascular endothelial growth factor receptor

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