Checkmate 025: Quality of life as well as survival

Commentary by Dr. Florian Scotté

Checkmate 025 study has demonstrated the superiority of nivolumab on everolimus in terms of overall survival in kidney cancer. A subanalysis of quality of life (QOL) setting has been published with a close relation between survival and quality of life. Actually, improvement of QOL has been significantly higher in the nivolumab cohort (p < 0,0001) and faster compared to everolimus patients (p < 0,0001). Comments to be proposed are that QOL improvement is the way for better survival due to …

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Dr. Matti S. Aapro: Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Matti Aapro received his medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland. He was a fellow...

Dr Florian Scotté - Section Editor

Florian Scotté MD PHD is a medical oncologist in the Department of Oncology at the Georges Pompidou European Hospital, where...

Dr Carla Ripamonti - Section Editor

Carla Ida Ripamonti, M.D. specializes in medical oncology and clinical pharmacology. She is currently the Head of Supportive Care in...

Dr Ricardo Caponero - Section Editor

Dr Ricardo Caponero graduated in Medicine from Universidade de São Paulo, in 1984. Followed by a Fellowship in Radiotherapy at...

Dr Anton Snegovoy - Section Editor

ACADEMIC POSITIONS: Senior Research Associate, the Department of Research of New Anticancer Drugs with Out-patients Chemotherapy Unit, N.N.Blokhin Russian Cancer...

Dr Martin Chasen - Section Editor

Dr. Martin Chasen is currently the Medical Director, Palliative Care, at The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre and the Medical Director...

Dr. Karin Jordan - Section Editor

Dr. Karin Jordan graduated from Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, after internships in the bone-marrow transplantation program at the...

Dr Jørn Herrstedt - Editorial Board Member

Jørn Herrstedt, MD, DMSci, is Professor in Clinical Oncology at the University of Southern Denmark and Senior Consultant at the...

Dr Andrew Bottomley – Editorial Board Member

Andrew Bottomley is a Chartered Psychologist and Fellow of the British Psychology Society United Kingdom (U.K.). Dr Bottomley has spent...

The importance of nutrition in cancer care

Commentary by Dr. Ricardo Caponero

Hippocrates said: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. Weight loss may be one of the early...

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