The Genitourinary Cancers Symposium (often called “GU ASCO”) was held in San Francisco, USA Feb 14-16 2019, and had a challenging and exciting programme. In this report we will highlight some of the presentations which were of particular interest with respect to the kidney cancercommunity. Several new trials reported, and a subgroup analysis of a trial reported last year also revealed new insights and suggestions for treatment of metastatic RCC.
Approximately 4000 people attended physically, but several hundred other people attended virtually. Saturday Feb 16th was almost entirely dedicated to kidney cancer, and researchers, urologists, and medical oncologists over the whole world followed the news and presentations through social media and news reports.
The much anticipated session was the reports of several major clinical trials.