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Physician Polls Are you more likely to perform partial rather than radical nephrectomy for tumors if robotic-assisted surgery is available?

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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Statins May Improve Survival After Kidney Cancer Surgery

Statins May Improve Survival After Kidney Cancer Surgery

New study links statin use with a 52% improvement in 3-year disease-specific survival.

Partial Nephrectomy Better for Certain Kidney Cancer Patients

Partial Nephrectomy Better for Certain Kidney Cancer Patients

It preserves kidney function better than radical nephrectomy in patients with small- to medium-sized tumors, study finds.

Conscious Sedation Safe for Renal Cryoablation

Conscious Sedation Safe for Renal Cryoablation

Local anesthesia with conscious sedation for renal cancer cryoablation associated with shorter procedure and hospital stays.

Kidney Cancer Linked to Kidney Stones

Kidney Cancer Linked to Kidney Stones

Meta-analysis reveals a significantly increased risk of kidney stones only in male patients with kidney cancer.

New Target for Kidney Cancer Therapy Found

New Target for Kidney Cancer Therapy Found

A newly-discovered pathway known as Transient Receptor Potential Mleastatin 3 (TRPM3) could provide more treatment options for kidney cancer.

Kidney Cancer Death Risk Higher in Diabetics

Kidney Cancer Death Risk Higher in Diabetics

Among surgically-treated renal cell carcinoma patients, diabetics have a 55% and 32% increased risk of cancer-specific and all-cause mortality.

Stopping Renal Cell Carcinoma (mRCC) Drugs Induces Tumor Flare

Stopping Renal Cell Carcinoma (mRCC) Drugs Induces Tumor Flare

Study shows that tumor flare resulting from discontinuation of sunitinib and pazopanib is associated with decreased overall survival.

Post-Transplant Renal Cell Carcinoma Risk Factors Identified

Post-Transplant Renal Cell Carcinoma Risk Factors Identified

Ultrasound surveillance for renal tumors should be performed on native and graft kidneys from 3 years after transplantation.

Partial Nephrectomy More Likely If Robotic Systems Are Available

Partial Nephrectomy More Likely If Robotic Systems Are Available

Patients are 28% more likely to have partial nephrectomy at hospitals offering robotic-assisted surgery.

Post-Transplant Urologic Cancers More Likely in Women

Post-Transplant Urologic Cancers More Likely in Women

In adjusted analyses, female transplant recipients had a significantly increased risk of urologic cancer and men did not.

Kidney, Thyroid Cancers on the Rise in Children

Kidney, Thyroid Cancers on the Rise in Children

Study also finds increase in overall cancer rate among African-American children and adolescents.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Predicts Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) After Renal Cell Carcinoma Surgery

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Predicts Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) After Renal Cell Carcinoma Surgery

Other predictors include neurovascular disease, obesity, and surgical approach.

Advanced Kidney Cancer Survival Rates Not Improved

Advanced Kidney Cancer Survival Rates Not Improved

The 3-year survival rates for patients diagnosed during 2006-2007 were similar to those diagnosed during 2001-2005.

Depression in Cancer Patients Often Untreated

Depression in Cancer Patients Often Untreated

Studies show integrated program effective for depression in patients with cancer.

High CRP Predicts Poor RCC-Specific Survival in Hemodialysis Patients

High CRP Predicts Poor RCC-Specific Survival in Hemodialysis Patients

Study shows a 3.5 times increased risk of death from renal cancer in hemodialysis patients undergoing nephrectomy.