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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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High BMI a Plus for Some Metastatic Kidney Cancer Patients

High BMI a Plus for Some Metastatic Kidney Cancer Patients

Overweight or obese patients treated with targeted therapy for metastatic clear-cell renal cell carcinoma found to live longer.

Statins May Prolong Life in Patients with Advanced Kidney Cancer

Statins May Prolong Life in Patients with Advanced Kidney Cancer

In a study of 4,736 patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma, use of the drugs was associated with a nearly 22% decreased risk of death.

Adjuvant Kidney Cancer Drugs Fail to Improve Outcomes

Adjuvant Kidney Cancer Drugs Fail to Improve Outcomes

Sorafenib or sunitinib given after surgery for advanced renal cell carcinoma does not improve progression-free survival, study shows.

Genitourinary Cancer in Siblings Raises Personal Risk

Genitourinary Cancer in Siblings Raises Personal Risk

Researchers found elevated familial risks for testicular, prostate, bladder, and kidney cancers.

Suicide Among Genitourinary Cancer Patients

Suicide Among Genitourinary Cancer Patients

Risk factors include male gender, distant disease, increasing age, race/ethnicity

Prospective Study Supports Active Surveillance for Small Renal Masses

Prospective Study Supports Active Surveillance for Small Renal Masses

Data reveal no significant differences in overall and cancer-specific survival at 5 years.

Lycopene May Lower Kidney Cancer Risk in Older Women

Lycopene May Lower Kidney Cancer Risk in Older Women

In a study of post-menopausal women, the highest quartile of lycopene intake was associated with a significant 39% decreased risk of renal cell carcinoma versus the lowest quartile.

Radiosurgery for Renal Tumors Shows Short-Term Efficacy

Radiosurgery for Renal Tumors Shows Short-Term Efficacy

98% of the renal tumors were controlled at 9 months after treatment.

Partial Nephrectomy for Kidney Cancer Lowers ESRD Risk

Partial Nephrectomy for Kidney Cancer Lowers ESRD Risk

Nephron-sparing approach is associated with a 56% decreased risk of postoperative end-stage renal disease versus radical surgery.

Robotic Surgery for Kidney Cancer Provides Benefits Long-term

Robotic Surgery for Kidney Cancer Provides Benefits Long-term

Robot-assisted surgery increases access to partial nephrectomy for appropriate patients.

Antimicrobial Prophylaxis Overused for Urological Surgeries

Antimicrobial Prophylaxis Overused for Urological Surgeries

In community practice, overall rate of compliance with AUA Best Practices is less than 60 percent

Poor Nutrition May Worsen Kidney Cancer Surgery Outcomes

Poor Nutrition May Worsen Kidney Cancer Surgery Outcomes

Low serum albumin levels increase the risk of death in patients undergoing cytoreductive nephrectomy for metastatic renal cell carcinoma.

Medical Marijuana Helps Cancer-Related Nausea, More

Medical Marijuana Helps Cancer-Related Nausea, More

Medical marijuana may be beneficial for nausea and vomiting, pain and weight loss, but more research is needed to determine potential harms.

Everolimus Raises AKI Risk in Some Cancer Patients

Everolimus Raises AKI Risk in Some Cancer Patients

Acute kidney injury developed in 23% of renal cell carcinoma patients receiving everolimus.

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.