The medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center discussed areas of research in renal cell carcinoma that he thinks should be further explored.
In an interview with CancerNetwork®, Robert J. Motzer, MD, a medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, highlighted areas of research within renal cell carcinoma (RCC) which he believes should be studied further.
I think we’ve made tremendous headway with [immuno-oncology] combinations. I’m hoping that some of the drugs with novel mechanism of actions like [belzutifan; MK-6482], will bear fruit and advance our therapeutic options. And I think the other area that really needs to be explored is a better look and a deep dive into the underlying tumor biology and why some patients respond to 1 medication and some respond to another. Are there different targets that we can identify within the tumors? That’'\s an area now that really needs to be explored.