Kidney Cancer

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.

Statins May Improve Survival After Kidney Cancer Surgery

Statins May Improve Survival After Kidney Cancer Surgery

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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

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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?

Are you surprised that targeted therapeutics for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) have not improved survival?

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A study found that targeted therapeutic agents for treating metastatic RCC has not led to an improvement in survival rates.

Post-Transplant Urologic Cancers More Likely in Women

Post-Transplant Urologic Cancers More Likely in Women

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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

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

Advanced Kidney Cancer Survival Rates Not Improved

Advanced Kidney Cancer Survival Rates Not Improved

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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

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

End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Risk Lower with Partial Nephrectomy

End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Risk Lower with Partial Nephrectomy

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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