Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer Consensus Statement on Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Renal Cell Carcinoma

This is a clinical practice guideline on the use of immunotherapy for the treatment of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). Specifically, the guideline addresses the role of high-dose interleukin-2 (HD IL-2) therapy, the selection of patients for IL-2-based regimens and the criteria for those choices, the current role of interferon and its use in conjunction with bevacizumab, the identification of biomarkers of response to immunotherapy, the sequencing of immunotherapy with the anti-vascular endothelial growth factors agents, the management of patients with central nervous system metastases, and the potential role and sequencing of new immunotherapy agents including the programmed death 1 / programmed death ligand 1 (PD-1/PD-L1) pathway inhibitors.