Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is more likely to develop in male and white patients and those with a history of RCC.
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.
The DISSRM score may be an easy-to-calculate surrogate for competing risk mortality.
Open procedures, preoperative dialysis, and higher ASA score were significant predictors of readmission after radical nephrectomy.
Following guidelines from the AUA and NCCN would miss many cases of disease recurrence following surgery, study suggests.
Patients of lower socioeconomic status present with larger tumors, higher T stage, positive lymph nodes.
Statin use decreases the risk of disease progression after surgery for localized RCC.
Reduced risk of progression of localized renal cell carcinoma observed in patients on statins.
The 5-year disease-free and cancer-specific survival rates were 94.7% and 100%, respectively.
Study shows it can provide durable oncologic control with a low risk of tumor recurrence.
Risk is not eliminated if patients have risk factors for chronic kidney disease, such as hypertension and diabetes.
Only 17% and 20% of patients undergoing radical or partial nephrectomy, respectively, had a renal mass biopsy in advance of surgery.
Increment in renal parenchymal volume occurs within days after a kidney is removed from a living donor.
Technique provides a tissue diagnosis in 88% of cases, according to a study.
Data support the use of percutaneous cryoablation and radiofrequency ablation for small renal tumors.
In a small study, researchers show that ultrasound-guided transhepatic radiofrequency ablation is technically feasible.
Increasing health insurance coverage and access to usual source of care necessary to meet targets.
The term "personalized medicine" remains an overused promise to apply specific treatment plans.