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Tivozanib for the treatment of renal cell carcinoma: patient selection and perspectives

Authors Rodenburg RJ, Eskens FALM

Received 10 October 2018

Accepted for publication 3 April 2019

Published 15 May 2019 Volume 2019:12 Pages 137—141


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Editor who approved publication: Professor Pravin Singhal

RJ Rodenburg, FALM Eskens

Erasmus MC Cancer Institute, Department of Medical Oncology, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Abstract: Tivozanib is an oral selective vascular endothelial growth factors receptor (VEGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor that is recently approved by the European Medicines Agency for the treatment of previously untreated patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) as well as for those patients with disease progression during or after cytokine therapy. Nowadays, in first-line and second-line treatment of mRCC, there is an abundance of options, mainly consisting of VEGFR-directed tyrosinekinase inhibitors. This review focusses on the role of tivozanib with respect to patient selection and future perspectives in this fast-changing landscape.

Keywords: tivozanib, metastatic renal cell cancer, tyrosine kinase inhibitor

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