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Single nucleotide polymorphisms in mRCC—is their time up?

A large validation study on the effect of single nucleotide polymorphisms on outcome and adverse events in sunitinib-treated patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) only confirmed that ABCB1 and CYP3A5 variants are associated with progression-free survival and dose reductions, respectively. Does this mean 'game over' for polymorphism research in mRCC?

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B.B. is an investigator of the EudraCT: 2011-006085-40/MetaSun trial supported by Pfizer and has received honoraria for educational activities from Amgen and GlaxoSmithKline. J.Z.-R. has received honoraria from Astellas, Bayer, Lilly and Pfizer.

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Beuselinck, B., Zucman-Rossi, J. Single nucleotide polymorphisms in mRCC—is their time up?. Nat Rev Urol 12, 424–426 (2015).

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