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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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Smoking Increases Risk of Some Renal Cell Cancer Subtypes

Smoking Increases Risk of Some Renal Cell Cancer Subtypes

Higher risk for clear cell, papillary renal cell carcinoma, but not chromophobe histology.

Child Cancer Survivors at Increased Risk for Neoplasm in Adulthood

Child Cancer Survivors at Increased Risk for Neoplasm in Adulthood

Increased risk for treatment-related subsequent neoplasms even beyond age 40 years.

Delayed mRCC Therapy Benefits Selected Patients

Delayed mRCC Therapy Benefits Selected Patients

Quality of life can be improved without adversely affecting outcomes.

NLR Predicts GU Cancer Outcomes After Treatment

NLR Predicts GU Cancer Outcomes After Treatment

New data suggest a prognosis role for the neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio.

Robotic Surgery Possible for Inferior Vena Cava Tumor Thrombectomy

Robotic Surgery Possible for Inferior Vena Cava Tumor Thrombectomy

Completely intracorporeal robotic level III inferior vena cava tumor thrombectomy viable.

Cancer Trials Should Involve More Seniors, ASCO Says

Cancer Trials Should Involve More Seniors, ASCO Says

Older adults react differently to treatment, oncology group notes.

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.

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