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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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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.

Risk Factors for Late RCC Recurrence Identified

Risk Factors for Late RCC Recurrence Identified

Patients with these risk factors should be followed up for the rest of their lives, according to the researchers.

High BMI a Plus for Some Metastatic Kidney Cancer Patients

High BMI a Plus for Some Metastatic Kidney Cancer Patients

Overweight or obese patients treated with targeted therapy for metastatic clear-cell renal cell carcinoma found to live longer.

Statins May Prolong Life in Patients with Advanced Kidney Cancer

Statins May Prolong Life in Patients with Advanced Kidney Cancer

In a study of 4,736 patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma, use of the drugs was associated with a nearly 22% decreased risk of death.

Adjuvant Kidney Cancer Drugs Fail to Improve Outcomes

Adjuvant Kidney Cancer Drugs Fail to Improve Outcomes

Sorafenib or sunitinib given after surgery for advanced renal cell carcinoma does not improve progression-free survival, study shows.

Genitourinary Cancer in Siblings Raises Personal Risk

Genitourinary Cancer in Siblings Raises Personal Risk

Researchers found elevated familial risks for testicular, prostate, bladder, and kidney cancers.

Suicide Among Genitourinary Cancer Patients

Suicide Among Genitourinary Cancer Patients

Risk factors include male gender, distant disease, increasing age, race/ethnicity

Prospective Study Supports Active Surveillance for Small Renal Masses

Prospective Study Supports Active Surveillance for Small Renal Masses

Data reveal no significant differences in overall and cancer-specific survival at 5 years.

Lycopene May Lower Kidney Cancer Risk in Older Women

Lycopene May Lower Kidney Cancer Risk in Older Women

In a study of post-menopausal women, the highest quartile of lycopene intake was associated with a significant 39% decreased risk of renal cell carcinoma versus the lowest quartile.