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Does votrient (pazopanib) for kidney cancer sometimes get rid of the cancer or is it just to treat symptomsk?

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Dr. Nancy Mckinney
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Does not cure it

Votrient (pazopanib) is an oral medicine that can treat metastatic kidney cancer.
It has been shown to help prevent progression and death from cancer when compared to placebo (sugar pill). It can help get and keep kidney cancer under control, but cannot cure the cancer (make it go away and stay away).

In brief: Does not cure it

Votrient (pazopanib) is an oral medicine that can treat metastatic kidney cancer.
It has been shown to help prevent progression and death from cancer when compared to placebo (sugar pill). It can help get and keep kidney cancer under control, but cannot cure the cancer (make it go away and stay away).
Dr. Nancy Mckinney
Dr. Nancy Mckinney
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Good question

We dont know yet with votrient (pazopanib).
At least for now- it is supposed to control the disease and to relieve the symptoms. However, recently, a study on sunitinib just published a few weeks ago -showed that some patients are able to achieve a complete remission with sunitinib. That is very encouraging. I hope and i expect the same result with votrient (pazopanib)- although as i said we don't have the data yet.

In brief: Good question

We dont know yet with votrient (pazopanib).
At least for now- it is supposed to control the disease and to relieve the symptoms. However, recently, a study on sunitinib just published a few weeks ago -showed that some patients are able to achieve a complete remission with sunitinib. That is very encouraging. I hope and i expect the same result with votrient (pazopanib)- although as i said we don't have the data yet.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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