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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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RCC tumor shrinkage significantly and independently predicted overall survival.
Neoadjuvant sunitinib was linked to primary tumor and thrombus shrinkage, reduced blood loss during surgery, as well as improved cancer-specific survival.
Pathological stage was the only independent factor linked to kidney cancer progression.
The approach was defined as surgical resection with a wide margin or radiotherapy with a biologically effective dose of 140 Gy or greater.
In a study, patients who had the procedure had a better 5-year overall survival rate than those who did not (68% vs. 27%).
New finding may inform treatment decisions.
It is important to assess factors that may put patients at higher risk of metastatic disease, according to researchers.
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.
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