The condition and the treatment

Renal cell carcinoma is a kidney cancer that starts in cells lining the small tubes that help to make urine. In advanced disease, the tumour has spread inside the kidney, and may have spread outside the kidney.

Axitinib (also called Inlyta) is one of a group of drugs called tyrosine kinase inhibitors, which slow or stop the growth and spread of cancer cells. Cytokines help the immune system to attack cancer cells.

NHS Choices ( may be a good place to find out more.

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