Aim: Examine the effects of baseline hypertension (HTN) and statin or proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use on sunitinib treatment outcomes in STAR-TOR, a real-world registry. Materials & methods: Presence or absence of HTN and use or nonuse of statins or PPIs were determined at registry entry. End points included overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS). Results: Data were from 557 patients. Presence or absence of HTN did not affect OS or PFS. PFS (median [95% CI]) was longer in statin users (9.4 [6.5-13.6] months) versus nonusers (6.9 [5.7-8.2] months) (p = 0.0442). OS was shorter in PPI users (20.2 [14.9-28.3] months) versus nonusers (25.7 [22.7-33.0] months) (p = 0.0212). Conclusion: Comorbidities and comedications may affect real-world sunitinib treatment outcomes. Clinical Trial Registration: NCT00700258 (ClinicalTrials.gov).
Keywords: STAR-TOR registry; comorbidities/comedications; hypertension; metastatic renal cell carcinoma; overall survival; progression-free survival; proton pump inhibitor; real-world; statin; sunitinib.