Low serum albumin levels increase the risk of death in patients undergoing cytoreductive nephrectomy for metastatic renal cell carcinoma.
Medical marijuana may be beneficial for nausea and vomiting, pain and weight loss, but more research is needed to determine potential harms.
New study links statin use with a 52% improvement in 3-year disease-specific survival.
It preserves kidney function better than radical nephrectomy in patients with small- to medium-sized tumors, study finds.
Local anesthesia with conscious sedation for renal cancer cryoablation associated with shorter procedure and hospital stays.
Meta-analysis reveals a significantly increased risk of kidney stones only in male patients with kidney cancer.
A newly-discovered pathway known as Transient Receptor Potential Mleastatin 3 (TRPM3) could provide more treatment options for kidney cancer.
Among surgically-treated renal cell carcinoma patients, diabetics have a 55% and 32% increased risk of cancer-specific and all-cause mortality.
Study shows that tumor flare resulting from discontinuation of sunitinib and pazopanib is associated with decreased overall survival.
Ultrasound surveillance for renal tumors should be performed on native and graft kidneys from 3 years after transplantation.
Patients are 28% more likely to have partial nephrectomy at hospitals offering robotic-assisted surgery.
Are you more likely to perform partial rather than radical nephrectomy for tumors if robotic-assisted surgery is available?September 26, 2014
Availability of robotic-assisted surgery at a hospital was independently associated with greater use of partial nephrectomy.
Are you surprised that targeted therapeutics for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) have not improved survival?September 12, 2014
A study found that targeted therapeutic agents for treating metastatic RCC has not led to an improvement in survival rates.
In adjusted analyses, female transplant recipients had a significantly increased risk of urologic cancer and men did not.
Study also finds increase in overall cancer rate among African-American children and adolescents.
Other predictors include neurovascular disease, obesity, and surgical approach.
The 3-year survival rates for patients diagnosed during 2006-2007 were similar to those diagnosed during 2001-2005.
Studies show integrated program effective for depression in patients with cancer.
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.
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