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Efficacy and safety of everolimus in Korean patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma

Title
 Efficacy and safety of everolimus in Korean patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma
Authors
 Ki Hyang Kim; Sang Hyun Yoon; Sun Young Rha; Joong Bae Ahn; Sang Joon Shin; Hyo Song Kim; Hae-Jung Lee
Issue Date
2013
Journal Title
 Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
ISSN
 0344-5704
Citation
 Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology, Vol.72(4) : 853~860, 2013
Abstract
PURPOSE: Few studies have investigated the effects of everolimus therapy in Asian populations. This study evaluates the safety and efficacy of everolimus in Korean patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed records of Korean patients with mRCC (n = 22) who received everolimus between January 2009 and July 2010 and evaluated them for efficacy and safety. RESULTS: One patient achieved a partial response, and 16 patients had stable disease, corresponding to an overall response rate of 4.5 % and a disease control rate of 77.3 %. Median progression-free survival was 5.4 months (95 % CI 0.9-9.8). Median overall survival was not reached. Univariate analysis showed that Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center risk (P = .004), thrombocytopenia (P = .018), hyperglycemia (P = .007) and hypertriglyceridemia (P = .041) were associated with disease progression. The most common adverse events (AEs) were hypertriglyceridemia and anemia, similar to Western patients. Creatinine and aspartate aminotransferase levels were higher than those reported for Western patients. The most common grade ≥3 AEs in this study were hypertriglyceridemia and anemia, compared with lymphopenia (14 %) in Western patients. CONCLUSIONS: Safety of everolimus in Korean mRCC patients differed from that reported in Western patients. Therefore, liver function enzymes, hemoglobin levels, lipid profile and chest CT scans should be monitored more closely in Asian mRCC patients receiving everolimus.
URI
http://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/88019
DOI
10.1007/s00280-013-2266-y
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1. 연구논문 > 1. College of Medicine > Dept. of Internal Medicine
1. 연구논문 > 1. College of Medicine > Dept. of Radiology
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 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00280-013-2266-y
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