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Commentary Personalized Medicine in 2014

Personalized Medicine in 2014

The term "personalized medicine" remains an overused promise to apply specific treatment plans.

CME Articles

New Ablative Techniques in Urologic Oncology

Innovative approaches offer the potential for effective treatments to limited target 
areas with improved side effect profiles.

The Medical Minute Drugs for Metastatic Kidney Cancer Equally Effective, Study Shows

Drugs for Metastatic Kidney Cancer Equally Effective, Study Shows

A phase 3 trial has found pazopanib (Votrient) and sunitinib (Sutent) are both equally effective for treating metastatic kidney cancer.

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Cryoablation Offers Long-Term RCC Control

Cryoablation Offers Long-Term RCC Control

The 5-year disease-free and cancer-specific survival rates were 94.7% and 100%, respectively.

Radiofrequency Ablation May Be a Valid Approach for RCC

Radiofrequency Ablation May Be a Valid Approach for RCC

Study shows it can provide durable oncologic control with a low risk of tumor recurrence.

Elevated CKD Risk May Remain Despite Partial Nephrectomy

Elevated CKD Risk May Remain Despite Partial Nephrectomy

Risk is not eliminated if patients have risk factors for chronic kidney disease, such as hypertension and diabetes.

Renal Mass Biopsy Seldom Used Pre-RCC Surgery

Renal Mass Biopsy Seldom Used Pre-RCC Surgery

Only 17% and 20% of patients undergoing radical or partial nephrectomy, respectively, had a renal mass biopsy in advance of surgery.

Kidney Remaining After Donor Nephrectomy Increases in Size

Kidney Remaining After Donor Nephrectomy Increases in Size

Increment in renal parenchymal volume occurs within days after a kidney is removed from a living donor.

Percutaneous Biopsy Accurately Diagnoses Urothelial Carcinoma

Percutaneous Biopsy Accurately Diagnoses Urothelial Carcinoma

Technique provides a tissue diagnosis in 88% of cases, according to a study.

Renal Ablation Safe, Effective for Elderly Patients

Renal Ablation Safe, Effective for Elderly Patients

Data support the use of percutaneous cryoablation and radiofrequency ablation for small renal tumors.

Renal Tumor Ablation Via the Liver Is Safe, Effective

Renal Tumor Ablation Via the Liver Is Safe, Effective

In a small study, researchers show that ultrasound-guided transhepatic radiofrequency ablation is technically feasible.

CDC: Cancer Prevention Services Below Target Goals

CDC: Cancer Prevention Services Below Target Goals

Increasing health insurance coverage and access to usual source of care necessary to meet targets.

Perioperative Blood Transfusions Hike RCC Patient Mortality

Perioperative Blood Transfusions Hike RCC Patient Mortality

Researchers find a 23% increased risk of death among patients who received a transfusion during surgery or post-operative hospitalization.

Fat Around Kidneys May Complicate RAPN

Fat Around Kidneys May Complicate RAPN

Increased perinephric fat is associated with increased blood loss and operative time, study shows.

Kidney Cancer Rarely Recurs After MIPN

Kidney Cancer Rarely Recurs After MIPN

The estimated recurrence rate at 10 years was 88.3%, data show.

Patients Misinformed About Their Risk of Cancer

Patients Misinformed About Their Risk of Cancer

Seventeen percent of Americans think that there is nothing people can do to change their risk.

Expressive Writing Benefits Kidney Cancer Patients

Expressive Writing Benefits Kidney Cancer Patients

Benefits in cancer-linked symptoms mediated by lower Impact of Event Scale one month after intervention.

Diabetes Ups Kidney Cancer Patient Death Risk

Diabetes Ups Kidney Cancer Patient Death Risk

Diabetes also found to increase cancer-specific mortality in patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma.