Media Articles Related to Nexavar (Sorafenib)
Functional Genomics in Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma
Source: Medscape Nephrology Headlines [2014.07.21]
Functional genomics has identified 31 potential therapeutic targets that contribute to clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) proliferation, researchers report.
Reuters Health Information
OncoBriefs: Local Tx for mRCC, Cervical Ca Prevention (CME/CE)
Source: MedPageToday.com - medical news plus CME for physicians [2014.07.26]
(MedPage Today) -- More than 80% of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma remained alive without disease progression 3 years after image-guided local ablation of tumors, a retrospective study showed.
Enzyme may halt tumor growth in kidney cancer
Source: Urology / Nephrology News From Medical News Today [2014.07.22]
Researchers discover that FBP1 - an enzyme that controls metabolism - may halt tumor growth in clear cell renal cell carcinoma and is missing in tissue taken from its tumors.
31 genes discovered that are key to kidney cancer
Source: Urology / Nephrology News From Medical News Today [2014.07.03]
A genomic analysis of clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC), the most common form of kidney cancer, from 72 patients has uncovered 31 genes that are key to development, growth and spread of the...
Published Studies Related to Nexavar (Sorafenib)
AMG 386 in combination with sorafenib in patients with metastatic clear cell
carcinoma of the kidney: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 2
study... CONCLUSIONS: In patients with mRCC, AMG 386 plus sorafenib was tolerable but did
Sorafenib in locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer. 
INTRODUCTION: Sorafenib is an oral multikinase inhibitor with anti-angiogenic and
anti-proliferative activity that is indicated for use in hepatocellular and renal
cell carcinomas.The variability in results across studies with sorafenib may be related to the
chemotherapy combination and/or patient population.
Transarterial chemoembolization plus sorafenib: a sequential therapeutic scheme
for HCV-related intermediate-stage hepatocellular carcinoma: a randomized
clinical trial. 
CONCLUSION: A conventional TACE procedure followed by sorafenib treatment
Field-practice study of sorafenib therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma: A prospective multicenter study in Italy. [2011.12]
A multicenter randomized controlled trial established sorafenib as a standard of care for patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Because the study was prematurely interrupted due to survival benefits in the sorafenib arm, we conducted an observational study to adequately assess risks and benefits of this regimen in field practice...
Rationale and design of decision: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled phase III trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of sorafenib in patients with locally advanced or metastatic radioactive iodine (RAI)-refractory, differentiated thyroid cancer. [2011.08.11]
BACKGROUND: The incidence of thyroid cancer and the number of patients who die from this disease are increasing globally... DISCUSSION: The DECISION study has been designed to test whether sorafenib improves PFS in patients with locally advanced or metastatic RAI-refractory DTC.
Clinical Trials Related to Nexavar (Sorafenib)
Study Comparing Association Between Sorafenib and Interleukin-2 (IL-2) Versus Sorafenib in 1st Line Therapy in Advanced (Adv.) Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) [Completed]
The ROSORC trial is a randomized study comparing the efficacy of a new association (sorafenib
and IL-2) versus the standard therapy (sorafenib) in patients affected by different
histotypes of metastatic RCC. This study is a first line therapy for the advanced disease.
The primary objective is the progression free survival (PFS) in the 2 arms of therapy and the
secondary objective is the overall survival (OS) and the response rate (RR) and the safety
profile of the combination comparing to sorafenib alone.
BAY 43-9006 (Sorafenib) Versus Interferon Alpha-2a in Patients With Unresectable and/or Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma [Active, not recruiting]
The purpose of the study is to:
- Find out if patients receiving BAY 43-9006 will live longer without tumor progression
than those receiving standard therapy with interferon alpha-2a
- Find out if a higher dose of BAY 43-9006 can inhibit tumor progression in patients who
progressed during standard dose treatment with BAY 43-9006, and for how long these
patients live without progression
- Find out how long patients live without progression who receive BAY 43-9006 after
failing to respond to standard therapy with interferon alpha-2a
- Find out in how many percent of patients BAY 43-9006 prevents the growth of or shrinks
kidney tumors and/or their metastases depending on treatment and dosage
- Find out if BAY 43-9006 has any effect on the quality of life of patients with kidney
- Find out the level of BAY 43-9006 in the blood once per month and any changes in this
- Find out whether Bay 43-9006 effects are associated with specific biomarkers
Sorafenib in Resected Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma [Active, not recruiting]
This is an open-label, single-armed, multicentric, phase II study of Sorafenib treatment
following surgery for NSCLC.
The primary hypothesis is to increase the progression-free survival (PFS) of the experimental
group in comparison to a historical control group. For sample size calculation a 2 year PFS
of 50% was calculated for the historical control group, and a 2 year PFS of 67% was estimated
for the intervention group. These estimates are based on the actual PFS and overall survival
(OS) of a defined population of 120 NSCLC patients treated at a single institution with
surgery alone or surgery followed by adjuvant radiotherapy, which compares favorably to
published international results, and the improvement of PFS achieved by 4 cycles of
cisplatin/vinorelbine-based cytotoxic chemotherapy in published randomized trials.
Dose Escalation Trial of Neoadjuvant Sorafenib and Concurrent Sorafenib, Cisplatin and Radiation in Locally Advanced Squamous Cell Carcinomas of the Head and Neck (SCCHN) [Not yet recruiting]
Sorafenib and Erlotinib or Sorafenib Alone in Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Progressing on Erlotinib [Recruiting]
This is a randomized, open-label, multi-center, Phase II study of treatment of patients with
advanced NSCLC who have progressed on erlotinib with the combination of sorafenib and
erlotinib or sorafenib alone.
Reports of Suspected Nexavar (Sorafenib) Side Effects
Palmar-Plantar Erythrodysaesthesia Syndrome (282),
Decreased Appetite (188),
Hepatic Neoplasm Malignant (164),
Ascites (126), more >>