From Medscape Oncology

Coverage from the

Genitourinary Cancers Symposium (GUCS) 2017

February 16 - 18, 2017; Orlando, Florida

February 16 - 18, 2017 Orlando, Florida

Conference News

  • GUCS Take With Food, Cut $9000 Prostate Cancer Pill Cost by 75% As with so many newer cancer drugs, abiraterone, for advanced castration-resistant prostate cancer, is very expensive. Here's a tip that may reduce cost greatly and does not appear to hurt efficacy.
  • GUCS Some Stop Immunotherapy, Still Have Controlled Cancer In a small study of patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma, nearly half had durable responses after discontinuing checkpoint inhibitors because of toxicities.
  • GUCS Antibiotics May Impair Cancer Immunotherapy Antibiotic use in the month before a metastatic kidney cancer patient starts immunotherapy may reduce efficacy, but new results need prospective confirmation.

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