Patterns of care for metastatic renal cell carcinoma in Australia
Daphne Day, Yada Kanjanapan, Edmond Kwan, Desmond Yip, Nathan Lawrentschuk, Miles Andrews, Ian D Davis, Arun A Azad, Mark Rosenthal, Shirley Wong, Alice Johnstone, Peter Gibbs, Ben Tran
BJU INTERNATIONAL | WILEY | Published : 2015
OBJECTIVE: To examine the patterns of care and outcomes for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) in Australia, where there are limited reimbursed treatment options. In particular, we aim to explore prescribing patterns for first-line systemic treatment, the practice of an initial watchful-waiting approach, and the use of systemic treatments in elderly patients. SUBJECTS/PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with mRCC undergoing treatment between 2006 and 2012 were identified from four academic hospitals in Victoria and Australian Capital Territory. Demographic, clinicopathological, treatment, and survival data were recorded by chart review. Descriptive statistics were used to report findings. Sur..View full abstract
The study was performed with financial support from Pfizer, Australia. We gratefully acknowledge Mahmood Alam and Shams Arifeen from Pfizer Australia for their collaboration. Pfizer had no input into data collection, analysis or reporting.