Jan 17, 2013 - 5:47 am
Sorry to deflect onto something lighter, but was watching an old "House" rerun last night. In the story, a patient who has a history of RCC and its recurrance is being treated for smallpox symptoms by the great House. He proposes giving interferon for the RCC recurrance. Not Sutent and not other similar meds. Why? Well, my guess is the episode was produced in 2006 or 2007, before Sutent was being used, and the medical consultants for the show were simply unaware it existed or had not heard of biological therapies.
I was amused that in this case I knew more about the medical situation (unfortunately) than did Dr. House himself and his TV consultants!