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Physician Polls Are you more likely to perform partial rather than radical nephrectomy for tumors if robotic-assisted surgery is available?

Are you more likely to perform partial rather than radical nephrectomy for tumors if robotic-assisted surgery is available?

Availability of robotic-assisted surgery at a hospital was independently associated with greater use of partial nephrectomy.

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Early Tumor Shrinkage with TKIs Predicts mRCC Survival

Early Tumor Shrinkage with TKIs Predicts mRCC Survival

RCC tumor shrinkage significantly and independently predicted overall survival.

Neoadjuvant Sunitinib Linked to Improved Outcomes in RCC with Thrombus

Neoadjuvant Sunitinib Linked to Improved Outcomes in RCC with Thrombus

Neoadjuvant sunitinib was linked to primary tumor and thrombus shrinkage, reduced blood loss during surgery, as well as improved cancer-specific survival.

RCC Progression Rare After 10 Recurrence-Free Years Post-Nephrectomy

RCC Progression Rare After 10 Recurrence-Free Years Post-Nephrectomy

Pathological stage was the only independent factor linked to kidney cancer progression.

Intensive Local Therapy to RCC Bone Metastases May Increase Survival

Intensive Local Therapy to RCC Bone Metastases May Increase Survival

The approach was defined as surgical resection with a wide margin or radiotherapy with a biologically effective dose of 140 Gy or greater.

Metastasectomy May Up Survival in Metastatic RCC Patients

Metastasectomy May Up Survival in Metastatic RCC Patients

In a study, patients who had the procedure had a better 5-year overall survival rate than those who did not (68% vs. 27%).

Larger RCC Tumors Predict High-Grade Pathology

Larger RCC Tumors Predict High-Grade Pathology

New finding may inform treatment decisions.

Socioeconomic Predictors of Metastatic Clear-Cell RCC Identified

Socioeconomic Predictors of Metastatic Clear-Cell RCC Identified

It is important to assess factors that may put patients at higher risk of metastatic disease, according to researchers.

Renal Tumor Biopsy Urged for Small Renal Masses

Renal Tumor Biopsy Urged for Small Renal Masses

In a study, treatment could have been avoided in at least 26% of cases because a biopsy revealed a benign lesion, researchers reported.

Genetic Tests Should Include Normal and Cancerous Tissue

Genetic Tests Should Include Normal and Cancerous Tissue

Current practice of only focusing on tumor samples might adversely affect care.

Survival Similar with Renal Cryo Techniques

Survival Similar with Renal Cryo Techniques

Lapascopic and percutaneous cryoablation for small renal masses are associated with similar survival, researchers say.

Fish Oil Might Reduce Chemo's Effectiveness

Fish Oil Might Reduce Chemo's Effectiveness

Research raises concern about the simultaneous use of chemotherapy and fish oil.

Partial Nephrectomy Does Not Eliminate CKD Risk

Partial Nephrectomy Does Not Eliminate CKD Risk

The risk is particularly elevated for patients who have CKD risk factors, such as hypertension, diabetes, and older age.

Urine Biomarkers May Diagnose Renal Cell Carcinoma

Urine Biomarkers May Diagnose Renal Cell Carcinoma

Urine aquaporin-1 and perilipin-2 may have utility as biomarkers for diagnosing malignant clear cell or papillary renal cell carcinoma (RCC).

Obese Women Have Higher Odds of Kidney Cancer, More

Obese Women Have Higher Odds of Kidney Cancer, More

However, researchers stress that losing excess weight can lower the cancer odds.