Kidney Cancer

High BMI a Plus for Some Metastatic Kidney Cancer Patients

High BMI a Plus for Some Metastatic Kidney Cancer Patients

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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.

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