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Metastatic renal cell carcinoma has a poor prognosis. Treatment approaches with immunotherapy show promising results in subpopulations. Viscum album extracts – used as an adjunct to cancer treatment – have cytotoxic, apoptogenic, and immune-stimulating properties and show synergistic effects with chemotherapy agents.

Case Report

A 51-year-old man was diagnosed with metastatic renal cell carcinoma of clear cell histology which was classified as pT3a, N1, M1, G3. Nephrectomy was performed, and the patient received chemoimmunotherapy (interferon-α2a, interleukin-2, fluorouracil, isotretinoin). Additionally, he received V. album extracts as intravenous infusions and subcutaneous injections. One year after surgery, the patient was in complete remission, which is ongoing 18 years after the initial diagnosis.

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