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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.

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New Ablative Techniques in Urologic Oncology

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

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Visceral Fat Area Predicts Kidney Cancer Subtype

Visceral Fat Area Predicts Kidney Cancer Subtype

Increased abdominal adiposity is associated with a greater likelihood of clear-cell renal cell carcinoma.

Partial Nephrectomy Superior Despite Kidney Tumor Size

Partial Nephrectomy Superior Despite Kidney Tumor Size

Renal function is preserved better compared with radical nephrectomy even when tumors are larger than the traditional 4 cm cutoff.

Renal Tumor Risk Higher in Lithium-Treated Patients

Renal Tumor Risk Higher in Lithium-Treated Patients

Renal tumors occur at a frequency 7.5 times greater in lithium-treated patients than in the general population, French study shows.

Nephron Sparing Surgery Okay for Tumors in Transplanted Kidneys

Nephron Sparing Surgery Okay for Tumors in Transplanted Kidneys

At last follow-up, 41 of 43 patients who underwent partial nephrectomy did not require dialysis.

High Cholesterol Predicts Better RCC Outcomes

High Cholesterol Predicts Better RCC Outcomes

Patients with levels of 161.5 mg/dL or greater had a 43% decreased risk of death from renal cell carcinoma than those with lower levels.

Pre-Existing HTN Predicts Better Survival in Sunitinib Recipients

Pre-Existing HTN Predicts Better Survival in Sunitinib Recipients

The finding emerged from a French study of 213 patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma.

Autologous Immunotherapy for mRCC Shows Promise

Autologous Immunotherapy for mRCC Shows Promise

Added to sunitinib, it prolongs progression-free and overall survival in patients with unfavorable-risk metastatic renal cell carcinoma.

TSC-Related Pediatric Renal Tumors Respond to Everolimus

TSC-Related Pediatric Renal Tumors Respond to Everolimus

Drug found to benefit children with renal angiomyolipomas associated with tuberous sclerosis complex.

Shorter RCC Recurrence Time Ups Risk of Cancer-Specific Death

Shorter RCC Recurrence Time Ups Risk of Cancer-Specific Death

The risk of cancer-specific death at 1 year was 48% and 23% for patients whose disease recurred at 3 months and 3 years, respectively.

Renal Mass Biopsy Underused in U.S.

Renal Mass Biopsy Underused in U.S.

The proportion of patients undergoing the procedure has stayed at 6%-7% annually.

Study Identifies RCC Predictors

Study Identifies RCC Predictors

Larger tumor size, male sex, and higher nephrometry score indicate a greater likelihood that a renal mass is malignant, researchers report.

Scoring System May ID Best Candidates for SRM Active Surveillance

Scoring System May ID Best Candidates for SRM Active Surveillance

The DISSRM score may be an easy-to-calculate surrogate for competing risk mortality.

Predictors of Post-Nephrectomy Readmission ID'd

Predictors of Post-Nephrectomy Readmission ID'd

Open procedures, preoperative dialysis, and higher ASA score were significant predictors of readmission after radical nephrectomy.

RCC Surveillance Guidelines Need Improvement

RCC Surveillance Guidelines Need Improvement

Following guidelines from the AUA and NCCN would miss many cases of disease recurrence following surgery, study suggests.

Lower SES Predicts More Advanced Renal Cancer at Diagnosis

Lower SES Predicts More Advanced Renal Cancer at Diagnosis

Patients of lower socioeconomic status present with larger tumors, higher T stage, positive lymph nodes.