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Revista Virtual de la Sociedad Paraguaya de Medicina Interna

On-line version ISSN 2312-3893


TORRES TOALA, Fausto Gady et al. Knowledge and perception of Ecuadorian oncologists about handling and access to medicines in mestastatic renal cancer. Rev. virtual Soc. Parag. Med. Int. [online]. 2017, vol.4, n.1, pp.70-76. ISSN 2312-3893.


Renal cancer is a pathology that, like other neoplasms, if it is early diagnosed, it can have a better prognosis. The clinical variability is a factor that could affect its diagnosis.


To evaluate the knowledge level and the perceptions about metastatic renal cancer of the Ecuadorian clinical oncologists.


This was cross-sectional study. The information was collected using a survey designed for this research study.


The variability in the knowledge of the professionals was low. Their experience in their care practice with complex medicines was wide, specially with sunitinib. The decision of systemic handling of the metastatic cancer was achieved from peers or multidisciplinary groups but always clinical criterion were prioritized over the administrative ones.


The oncologists had low variability in their knowledge and wide experience in the use of complex medicines, however, the situation of access to high cost medicines was a factor present in the majority.

Keywords : renal neoplasms; knowledge; attitudes and practice in health.

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