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Elizabeth Kozik: Kidney cancer patients need adjuvant therapy

MedExpress Team

Piotr Wójcik

Published June 6, 2023 11:25

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- To avoid recurrence and prolong recovery, adjuvant treatment should be introduced. It not only contributes to prolonging the time without recurrence, but very often even saves patients' lives. This is now the most urgent need, given that such treatment is already being introduced in many other cancers," said Elżbieta Kozik, chairman of the board of directors of the Polskie Amazonki Ruch Społeczny association, in an interview with Medexpress.

What is the situation of kidney cancer patients in Poland?

In Poland, about 5,200 diagnoses of kidney cancer are made annually. Nearly half of this number are confirmed deaths. This is a huge percentage. It can be said that half of the people with kidney cancer cannot be saved. Nevertheless, there have been many positive changes in the treatment pattern in recent times. The efforts of patient organizations have been successful and immunotherapy has finally been introduced. However, things are never so good that they can't get better.

In view of this, what are the most urgent needs of patients in terms of changes in the pattern of systemic treatment of kidney cancer within the public health system?

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