Oncology Central

Safety and efficacy of preoperative sorafenib therapy in facilitating cytoreductive surgery in renal cell carcinoma

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With 65,000 new cases in the USA in 2013, the incidence of kidney cancer has doubled in last decade and accounted for 13,600 deaths in 2013 [1,2]. Renal cell carcinoma (RCC), which consists of 80% of kidney cancers in adults [3], presents with advanced or metastatic stage in approximately a third of patients. A third of early-stage RCC will subsequently recur or progress to metastatic disease after initial nephrectomy [4].

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