Which chemotherapy agents have been used in the treatment of renal cell carcinoma (RCC)?

Updated: May 21, 2019
  • Author: Kush Sachdeva, MD; Chief Editor: E Jason Abel, MD  more...
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Floxuridine (5-fluoro 2'-deoxyuridine [FUDR]), 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), and vinblastine, paclitaxel (Taxol), carboplatin, ifosfamide, gemcitabine, and anthracycline (doxorubicin) all have been used in advanced renal cell carcinoma. Floxuridine infusion has a mean response rate of 12%, whereas vinblastine infusion yielded an overall response rate of 7%. 5-FU alone has a response rate of 10%, but when used in combination with interferon, it had a 19% response rate in some studies.


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