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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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In a study, treatment could have been avoided in at least 26% of cases because a biopsy revealed a benign lesion, researchers reported.
Current practice of only focusing on tumor samples might adversely affect care.
Lapascopic and percutaneous cryoablation for small renal masses are associated with similar survival, researchers say.
Research raises concern about the simultaneous use of chemotherapy and fish oil.
The risk is particularly elevated for patients who have CKD risk factors, such as hypertension, diabetes, and older age.
Urine aquaporin-1 and perilipin-2 may have utility as biomarkers for diagnosing malignant clear cell or papillary renal cell carcinoma (RCC).
However, researchers stress that losing excess weight can lower the cancer odds.
Patients with these risk factors should be followed up for the rest of their lives, according to the researchers.
Overweight or obese patients treated with targeted therapy for metastatic clear-cell renal cell carcinoma found to live longer.
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.
Sorafenib or sunitinib given after surgery for advanced renal cell carcinoma does not improve progression-free survival, study shows.
Researchers found elevated familial risks for testicular, prostate, bladder, and kidney cancers.
Risk factors include male gender, distant disease, increasing age, race/ethnicity
Data reveal no significant differences in overall and cancer-specific survival at 5 years.
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.
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