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Study shows a 3.5 times increased risk of death from renal cancer in hemodialysis patients undergoing nephrectomy.
Researchers find a greater than 50% reduction in end-stage renal disease risk compared with radical nephrectomy.
As body mass index increases, so does the risk of kidney and bladder cancers in men and stomach, ovarian, and colon cancers in women.
Study reveals a 2-fold greater likelihood of primary kidney and bladder cancer compared with men in the general population.
Increased abdominal adiposity is associated with a greater likelihood of clear-cell renal cell carcinoma.
Renal function is preserved better compared with radical nephrectomy even when tumors are larger than the traditional 4 cm cutoff.
Renal tumors occur at a frequency 7.5 times greater in lithium-treated patients than in the general population, French study shows.
At last follow-up, 41 of 43 patients who underwent partial nephrectomy did not require dialysis.
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.
The finding emerged from a French study of 213 patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma.
Added to sunitinib, it prolongs progression-free and overall survival in patients with unfavorable-risk metastatic renal cell carcinoma.
Drug found to benefit children with renal angiomyolipomas associated with tuberous sclerosis complex.
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.
The proportion of patients undergoing the procedure has stayed at 6%-7% annually.
Larger tumor size, male sex, and higher nephrometry score indicate a greater likelihood that a renal mass is malignant, researchers report.