Sunitinib: Ten years of successful clinical use and study in advanced renal cell carcinoma
Carcinoma, Renal Cell
Molecular Targeted Therapy
2017;22:41-52 IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Approved globally, sunitinib is established as a standard of care for first-line advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) therapy and, along with other targeted agents, has significantly altered the treatment landscape in RCC. Research with sunitinib that has sought to refine its role via patient selection and prognostic markers, improve dosing and adverse event management, and identify predictive efficacy biomarkers has contributed to the overall understanding and management of RCC. Key learnings regarding study design and data interpretation from the sunitinib studies and the sunitinib development program, in general, can be a model for the successful development of other agents.