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The document spells out in greater detail the criteria for radical and partial nephrectomy and for placing patients on active surveillance.
Changes in C-reactive protein levels 4 weeks after starting sunitinib or sorafenib treatment are associated with overall and progression-free survival.
In a single-center study, 24% of patients crossed over to treatment and 95% of patients were alive after 5 years of follow-up.
Nivolumab treatment beyond disease progression results in reductions in tumor burden, study finds.
In a study, the 5-year risk of recurrence was 4.8%, 18.1%, and 46.3% for patients with low-, intermediate-, and high-risk disease.
Patients who used the drug had a 38% lower risk of dying from kidney cancer than non-users, meta-analysis shows.
Overall survival among patients receiving first-line targeted therapy for advanced renal cell carcinoma increased significantly from 2006 to 2012.
Study also finds associations between adiposity and 10 other cancers, particularly digestive and hormone-related malignancies.
The researchers found that patients treated with ABT had decreased progression-free survival compared with those not receiving ATB.
In a phase 2 trial, atezolizumab plus bevacizumab improved PFS versus sunitinib in patients with renal cell carcinoma expressing PD-L1.
Added progression-free survival and prolonged overall survival possible, according to investigators.
Researchers develop a model to predict which patients are more likely to harbor brain metastases at cancer diagnosis.
Bone surgery should be considered in patients with solitary bone metastasis and no concomitant visceral metastases, according to investigators.
In a pilot study, metabolomic analyses of serum and urine showed a high level of predictive ability.
All patients with an SRM should be considered for a biopsy when the results may alter management.
The most common types of benign pathology were oncocytoma, angiomyolipoma, and complex cysts.
In a study, only 3 of 108 patients experienced complications, all of which were minor and required no hospitalization or further intervention.
In 2013, nearly one third of all minimally invasive radical nephrectomies were performed with robotic assistance.
Partial and radical nephrectomy were associated with similar cancer-specific and overall survival in elderly patients.
In the 15 patients in the study, the dual treatment controlled tumors in 93% of the patients, who had either clear cell or papillary renal cell cancer.
Cancer patients diagnosed in their teens had a more than 4-fold higher risk of death from cardiac disease than patients who didn't have cancer.
Robotic partial nephrectomy confers a superior morbidity profile compared to laparoscopic partial nephrectomy.
Among patients with clear-cell renal-cell carcinoma at high risk for tumor recurrence, the duration of disease-free survival was significantly longer in the sunitinib group.
Prediagnosis obesity is a risk factor for overall and individual secondary primary cancers.
Use of the drug is associated with significantly longer progression-free survival compared with suninitib in treatment-naïve patients.
Study of US veterans reveals, however, that the procedure is being used less in subgroups who might benefit the most.
In a small study, researchers observed a decrease in tumor burden and extended duration of therapy.
Immunotherapy treatments for patients with bladder cancer, head and neck cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, and kidney cancer, is useful against malignancy, according to Cancer Progress Report.
The recurrence group had significantly larger tumors than the no-recurrence group.
Open partial nephrectomy had a significantly higher rate of complications.
Paradoxical association could be related to an altered fatty acid pathway.
International committee finds slimmer individuals less likely to develop variety of malignancies.
Robotic surgery may offer some benefits, such as shorter hospital stay and less blood loss.
Mean exposure of 18.80 mg/m3 per year was associated with a significant 11% increased risk among white men.
Some metastatic RCC patients may safely undergo surveillance prior to starting systematic therapy.
Research results provide potential new targets for combination therapy regimens.
Study finds no increased risk of overall complications in patients undergoing robotic partial nephrectomy.
Findings in patients treated for T1a renal cell carcinoma followed with X-ray surveillance.
Patients whose surgical wait time was 3 months or more versus less than 3 months had 10-fold increased odds of having a smaller tumor.
Disseminated cancer at the time of radical nephrectomy is associated with 2-fold increased odds of major perioperative complications.
Most patients discharged home within first 6 hours after surgery; none readmitted.
The drug significantly improves overall and progression-free survival compared with everolimus, researchers report.
The optimal tumor shrinkage threshold for predicting overall and progression-free survival is 10%, researchers concluded.
Four key lifestyle factors include weight, exercise, no smoking, and limiting alcohol.
Findings for self-reported leisure-time physical activity of moderate to vigorous intensity.
The risk is most elevated among individuals aged 44 years or younger.
Nearly 6% of patients who underwent partial or radical nephrectomy between 1998 and 2010 developed AKI.
About 25% of patients who present with metastatic renal cancer will undergo nephrectomy after diagnosis.
Among patients treated with targeted therapy, overall survival was 17.1 months for CN recipients vs 7.7 months for those without CN.
Only this histologic variant occurs at a significantly higher incidence in renal allograft recipients than the non-transplant population.
Cytoreductive nephrectomy (CN) use remained stable in the targeted therapy era, but more patients are receiving a combination of CN and systemic therapy.
Study shows no meaningful differences between partial and radical nephrectomy in 5-year rates of local recurrence or cancer-related death.
Findings among patients on chronic antiplatelet therapy for cardioprotection.
Positive surgical margins are associated with a significant 34% increased risk of all-cause mortality.
Elevated neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio is associated with larger tumors and greater nuclear grade.
Nephron-sparing surgery decreased the risk of end-stage renal disease by 60% in select patients.
Proteinuria is a predictor for renal functional decline in patients with kidney cancer.
Image-guided testing of tissue from the renal mass may lead to improved treatments, researchers say.
Racial difference found among patients undergoing robotic partial nephrectomy for renal tumors.
Between renal mass biopsy, surgical pathology, rate of accuracy in identifying malignancies 97.1%.
In contrast, type 2 diabetes is associated with increased risks of bladder, kidney, liver, and other malignancies.
A retrospective study has shown that the procedure is feasible and was performed safely in selected patients with renal tumors.
Estimated 33% of overall risk is genetic; certain types of cancer have additional risk.
Regular use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for 10 years or more increased the risk of dying from renal cell carcinoma nearly 4-fold.
The protective effect was not observed with other anti-diabetic medications.
Patients who underwent upfront cytoreductive nephrectomy lived 6.4 months longer than those treated with upfront targeted therapy, a study found.
The drug nearly doubled the delay in tumor growth compared with everolimus.
Study reveals no significant differences in hospital readmission rates and overall, cancer-specific, and recurrence-free survival rates.
Nivolumab is cleared for treating patients with metastatic RCC whose disease advanced despite prior treatment with anti-angiogenic therapy.
For patients with diabetes, poor glycemic control linked to higher risk of post-operative progression.
Specific alterations seen in type 1 and type 2 carcinomas; type 2 consists of at least 3 subtypes.
Dialysis, organ transplant may increase odds for certain types of cancer.
High-heat cooking methods implicated in new study.
On-treatment neutropenia and hypertension are independently associated with decreased mortality risk.
Researchers report a survival advantage over observation among elderly patients with localized tumors.
Case report describes 84-year-old male patient with myositis after nivolumab treatment.
Higher stroke risk found in older kidney cancer patients taking the drugs.
The model incorporates 2 newly identified independent mortality risk factors in patients requiring second-line targeted therapy.
Active surveillance equal to partial nephrectomy for renal function preservation.
In separate studies, nivolumab prolonged overall survival and cabozantinib improved progression-free survival compared with everolimus.
Trend mirrors move to targeted therapy era.
Higher risk for clear cell, papillary renal cell carcinoma, but not chromophobe histology.
Increased risk for treatment-related subsequent neoplasms even beyond age 40 years.
Quality of life can be improved without adversely affecting outcomes.
New data suggest a prognosis role for the neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio.
Completely intracorporeal robotic level III inferior vena cava tumor thrombectomy viable.
Older adults react differently to treatment, oncology group notes.
Almost 1 in 3 not told cancer treatment might affect future fertility.
No improvement in quality of life, even for patients with good baseline performance status.
Radical and partial nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma are associated with a similar risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD), according to research.
High dietary intake of this antioxidant decreased the risk of renal cell carcinoma, according to a recent meta-analysis.
In a study, the treatment was associated with a 53% decreased risk of death from kidney cancer compared with expectant management.
Bevacizumab, sorafenib, and temsirolimus combinations did not improve progression-free survival in renal cell carcinoma (RCC).
80% of lung cancer deaths linked to smoking, researchers say.
Asymptomatic presentation, T3 low-grade tumors, and negative lymph nodes are associated with better progression-free and overall survival.
Study findings contradict those of previous investigators.
Two-thirds of patients feel that tumor profiling could improve their treatment; many will pay out of pocket.
Data suggest that a 7% or 8% cut-off rather than the conventional 30% is a better predictor in patients treated for mRCC.
RCC tumor shrinkage significantly and independently predicted overall survival.
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