Kidney Cancer

Immunotherapy Increasingly Used in Cancer Care

Immunotherapy Increasingly Used in Cancer Care

Immunotherapy treatments for patients with bladder cancer, head and neck cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, and kidney cancer, is useful against malignancy, according to Cancer Progress Report.

Data Support Biopsy Before Renal Cryo

Data Support Biopsy Before Renal Cryo

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The recurrence group had significantly larger tumors than the no-recurrence group.

Higher Complication Rate Found With Open Partial Nephrectomy

Higher Complication Rate Found With Open Partial Nephrectomy

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Open partial nephrectomy had a significantly higher rate of complications.

High BMI Predicts Improved RCC Patient Survival

High BMI Predicts Improved RCC Patient Survival

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Paradoxical association could be related to an altered fatty acid pathway.

Slimmer People Have Lower Risks of Kidney, Other Cancers

Slimmer People Have Lower Risks of Kidney, Other Cancers

International committee finds slimmer individuals less likely to develop variety of malignancies.

Robotic, Open PN Similarly Effective for Endophytic Kidney Tumors

Robotic, Open PN Similarly Effective for Endophytic Kidney Tumors

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Robotic surgery may offer some benefits, such as shorter hospital stay and less blood loss.

Kidney Cancer Risk Linked to Metalworking Fluids

Kidney Cancer Risk Linked to Metalworking Fluids

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Mean exposure of 18.80 mg/m3 per year was associated with a significant 11% increased risk among white men.

Active Surveillance Possible Before Treatment in mRCC

Active Surveillance Possible Before Treatment in mRCC

Some metastatic RCC patients may safely undergo surveillance prior to starting systematic therapy.

Metabolic Factors Linked to RCC Treatment Resistance

Metabolic Factors Linked to RCC Treatment Resistance

Research results provide potential new targets for combination therapy regimens.

Aspirin Does Not Hike Kidney Surgery Bleeding Complications

Aspirin Does Not Hike Kidney Surgery Bleeding Complications

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Study finds no increased risk of overall complications in patients undergoing robotic partial nephrectomy.

Chest X-Rays May Miss Pulmonary Metastases in T1a RCC Patients

Chest X-Rays May Miss Pulmonary Metastases in T1a RCC Patients

Findings in patients treated for T1a renal cell carcinoma followed with X-ray surveillance.

Smaller Renal Tumors Predict Longer Surgical Wait Times

Smaller Renal Tumors Predict Longer Surgical Wait Times

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Patients whose surgical wait time was 3 months or more versus less than 3 months had 10-fold increased odds of having a smaller tumor.

Disseminated Cancer Increases Nephrectomy Complication Rate

Disseminated Cancer Increases Nephrectomy Complication Rate

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Disseminated cancer at the time of radical nephrectomy is associated with 2-fold increased odds of major perioperative complications.

Laparoscopic Nephrectomy May Be Performed as Outpatient Surgery

Laparoscopic Nephrectomy May Be Performed as Outpatient Surgery

Most patients discharged home within first 6 hours after surgery; none readmitted.

Cabozantinib Shows Superiority in Treating Advanced mRCC

Cabozantinib Shows Superiority in Treating Advanced mRCC

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The drug significantly improves overall and progression-free survival compared with everolimus, researchers report.

Early Tumor Shrinkage Predicts mRCC Treatment Outcomes

Early Tumor Shrinkage Predicts mRCC Treatment Outcomes

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The optimal tumor shrinkage threshold for predicting overall and progression-free survival is 10%, researchers concluded.

Achieving 4 Lifestyle Standards May Reduce Cancer Mortality

Achieving 4 Lifestyle Standards May Reduce Cancer Mortality

Four key lifestyle factors include weight, exercise, no smoking, and limiting alcohol.

Leisure Activity Linked With Lower Risk of Several Cancers

Leisure Activity Linked With Lower Risk of Several Cancers

Findings for self-reported leisure-time physical activity of moderate to vigorous intensity.

Higher Cancer Risk in Dialysis Patients Confirmed

Higher Cancer Risk in Dialysis Patients Confirmed

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The risk is most elevated among individuals aged 44 years or younger.

Survival Advantage Confirmed for Nephrectomy in mRCC

Survival Advantage Confirmed for Nephrectomy in mRCC

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About 25% of patients who present with metastatic renal cancer will undergo nephrectomy after diagnosis.

Cytoreductive Nephrectomy Benefits Select mRCC Patients Taking TT

Cytoreductive Nephrectomy Benefits Select mRCC Patients Taking TT

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Among patients treated with targeted therapy, overall survival was 17.1 months for CN recipients vs 7.7 months for those without CN.

More mRCC Patients Receiving Treatment

More mRCC Patients Receiving Treatment

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Cytoreductive nephrectomy (CN) use remained stable in the targeted therapy era, but more patients are receiving a combination of CN and systemic therapy.

Partial Nephrectomy Feasible for T3a Renal Cell Carcinoma

Partial Nephrectomy Feasible for T3a Renal Cell Carcinoma

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Study shows no meaningful differences between partial and radical nephrectomy in 5-year rates of local recurrence or cancer-related death.

Aspirin Safe for Partial Nephrectomy Patients

Aspirin Safe for Partial Nephrectomy Patients

Findings among patients on chronic antiplatelet therapy for cardioprotection.

Positive Margins After Partial Nephrectomy Raises Death Risk

Positive Margins After Partial Nephrectomy Raises Death Risk

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Positive surgical margins are associated with a significant 34% increased risk of all-cause mortality.

Higher NLR Predicts More Aggressive Kidney Cancer

Higher NLR Predicts More Aggressive Kidney Cancer

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Elevated neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio is associated with larger tumors and greater nuclear grade.

Partial Nephrectomy Protects Against ESRD

Partial Nephrectomy Protects Against ESRD

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Nephron-sparing surgery decreased the risk of end-stage renal disease by 60% in select patients.

Proteinuria Signals Renal Function Decline in Kidney Cancer

Proteinuria Signals Renal Function Decline in Kidney Cancer

Proteinuria is a predictor for renal functional decline in patients with kidney cancer.

Core-Needle Biopsy Aids RCC Diagnosis

Core-Needle Biopsy Aids RCC Diagnosis

Image-guided testing of tissue from the renal mass may lead to improved treatments, researchers say.

Papillary RCC More Common in African Americans

Papillary RCC More Common in African Americans

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Racial difference found among patients undergoing robotic partial nephrectomy for renal tumors.

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