A 75-yr-old previously healthy woman presented with gross hematuria, European Cooperative Oncology Group 0, and an 11-cm renal mass with right atrial thrombus. The patient refused the sternotomy. She was offered two cycles of sunitinib maleate (Sutent) induction therapy to down-stage the thrombus and to reduce the extent of the surgery.
Keywords: Renal cancer, Sunitinib, Thrombus.
a Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
b Department of Urology, Rennes University Hospital, Rennes, France
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