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Smoking Responsible for Many Deaths from 12 Cancers

Smoking Responsible for Many Deaths from 12 Cancers

80% of lung cancer deaths linked to smoking, researchers say.

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Many Cancer Patients Unaware of Ways to Preserve Fertility

Many Cancer Patients Unaware of Ways to Preserve Fertility

Almost 1 in 3 not told cancer treatment might affect future fertility.

Chemo Doesn't Improve Quality of Life in End-Stage Cancer

Chemo Doesn't Improve Quality of Life in End-Stage Cancer

No improvement in quality of life, even for patients with good baseline performance status.

ESRD Risk with Radical and Partial Nephrectomy Comparable

ESRD Risk with Radical and Partial Nephrectomy Comparable

Radical and partial nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma are associated with a similar risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD), according to research.

Vitamin E May Protect Against Kidney Cancer

Vitamin E May Protect Against Kidney Cancer

High dietary intake of this antioxidant decreased the risk of renal cell carcinoma, according to a recent meta-analysis.

Local Tumor Ablation of Small Renal Masses Offers Survival Edge

Local Tumor Ablation of Small Renal Masses Offers Survival Edge

In a study, the treatment was associated with a 53% decreased risk of death from kidney cancer compared with expectant management.

Combo Therapy Nonsuperior to Bevacizumab Monotherapy in RCC

Combo Therapy Nonsuperior to Bevacizumab Monotherapy in RCC

Bevacizumab, sorafenib, and temsirolimus combinations did not improve progression-free survival in renal cell carcinoma (RCC).

Smoking Responsible for Many Deaths from 12 Cancers

Smoking Responsible for Many Deaths from 12 Cancers

80% of lung cancer deaths linked to smoking, researchers say.

Factors Affecting Survival After Surgery for Locally Advanced RCC

Factors Affecting Survival After Surgery for Locally Advanced RCC

Asymptomatic presentation, T3 low-grade tumors, and negative lymph nodes are associated with better progression-free and overall survival.

Urinary Cancers Not Linked to Lithium

Urinary Cancers Not Linked to Lithium

Study findings contradict those of previous investigators.

Cancer Patients Would Pay for Tumor Genetic Profiling

Cancer Patients Would Pay for Tumor Genetic Profiling

Two-thirds of patients feel that tumor profiling could improve their treatment; many will pay out of pocket.

Optimal RCC Tumor Shrinkage Threshold for Prognosis Should Be Lower

Optimal RCC Tumor Shrinkage Threshold for Prognosis Should Be Lower

Data suggest that a 7% or 8% cut-off rather than the conventional 30% is a better predictor in patients treated for mRCC.

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.

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