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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.

CME Articles

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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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.

ESRD Risk Lower with Partial Nephrectomy

ESRD Risk Lower with Partial Nephrectomy

Researchers find a greater than 50% reduction in end-stage renal disease risk compared with radical nephrectomy.

Obesity Ups Bladder, Kidney Cancer Risk in Men

Obesity Ups Bladder, Kidney Cancer Risk in Men

As body mass index increases, so does the risk of kidney and bladder cancers in men and stomach, ovarian, and colon cancers in women.

Prostate Cancer Patients Face Higher Risk of Second Malignancies

Prostate Cancer Patients Face Higher Risk of Second Malignancies

Study reveals a 2-fold greater likelihood of primary kidney and bladder cancer compared with men in the general population.

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.