Kidney Cancer

Smoking Increases Risk of Some Renal Cell Cancer Subtypes

Smoking Increases Risk of Some Renal Cell Cancer Subtypes

Higher risk for clear cell, papillary renal cell carcinoma, but not chromophobe histology.

Child Cancer Survivors at Increased Risk for Neoplasm in Adulthood

Child Cancer Survivors at Increased Risk for Neoplasm in Adulthood

Increased risk for treatment-related subsequent neoplasms even beyond age 40 years.

Delayed mRCC Therapy Benefits Selected Patients

Delayed mRCC Therapy Benefits Selected Patients

By

Quality of life can be improved without adversely affecting outcomes.

NLR Predicts GU Cancer Outcomes After Treatment

NLR Predicts GU Cancer Outcomes After Treatment

By

New data suggest a prognosis role for the neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio.

Robotic Surgery Possible for Inferior Vena Cava Tumor Thrombectomy

Robotic Surgery Possible for Inferior Vena Cava Tumor Thrombectomy

Completely intracorporeal robotic level III inferior vena cava tumor thrombectomy viable.

Cancer Trials Should Involve More Seniors, ASCO Says

Cancer Trials Should Involve More Seniors, ASCO Says

Older adults react differently to treatment, oncology group notes.

Many Cancer Patients Unaware of Ways to Preserve Fertility

Many Cancer Patients Unaware of Ways to Preserve Fertility

Almost 1 in 3 not told cancer treatment might affect future fertility.

Chemo Doesn't Improve Quality of Life in End-Stage Cancer

Chemo Doesn't Improve Quality of Life in End-Stage Cancer

No improvement in quality of life, even for patients with good baseline performance status.

ESRD Risk with Radical and Partial Nephrectomy Comparable

ESRD Risk with Radical and Partial Nephrectomy Comparable

By

Radical and partial nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma are associated with a similar risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD), according to research.

Vitamin E May Protect Against Kidney Cancer

Vitamin E May Protect Against Kidney Cancer

By

High dietary intake of this antioxidant decreased the risk of renal cell carcinoma, according to a recent meta-analysis.

Local Tumor Ablation of Small Renal Masses Offers Survival Edge

Local Tumor Ablation of Small Renal Masses Offers Survival Edge

By

In a study, the treatment was associated with a 53% decreased risk of death from kidney cancer compared with expectant management.

Combo Therapy Nonsuperior to Bevacizumab Monotherapy in RCC

Combo Therapy Nonsuperior to Bevacizumab Monotherapy in RCC

Bevacizumab, sorafenib, and temsirolimus combinations did not improve progression-free survival in renal cell carcinoma (RCC).

Smoking Responsible for Many Deaths from 12 Cancers

Smoking Responsible for Many Deaths from 12 Cancers

80% of lung cancer deaths linked to smoking, researchers say.

Factors Affecting Survival After Surgery for Locally Advanced RCC

Factors Affecting Survival After Surgery for Locally Advanced RCC

By

Asymptomatic presentation, T3 low-grade tumors, and negative lymph nodes are associated with better progression-free and overall survival.

Urinary Cancers Not Linked to Lithium

Urinary Cancers Not Linked to Lithium

By

Study findings contradict those of previous investigators.

Cancer Patients Would Pay for Tumor Genetic Profiling

Cancer Patients Would Pay for Tumor Genetic Profiling

Two-thirds of patients feel that tumor profiling could improve their treatment; many will pay out of pocket.

Optimal RCC Tumor Shrinkage Threshold for Prognosis Should Be Lower

Optimal RCC Tumor Shrinkage Threshold for Prognosis Should Be Lower

By

Data suggest that a 7% or 8% cut-off rather than the conventional 30% is a better predictor in patients treated for mRCC.

Early Tumor Shrinkage with TKIs Predicts mRCC Survival

Early Tumor Shrinkage with TKIs Predicts mRCC Survival

By

RCC tumor shrinkage significantly and independently predicted overall survival.

Neoadjuvant Sunitinib Linked to Improved Outcomes in RCC with Thrombus

Neoadjuvant Sunitinib Linked to Improved Outcomes in RCC with Thrombus

By

Neoadjuvant sunitinib was linked to primary tumor and thrombus shrinkage, reduced blood loss during surgery, as well as improved cancer-specific survival.

RCC Progression Rare After 10 Recurrence-Free Years Post-Nephrectomy

RCC Progression Rare After 10 Recurrence-Free Years Post-Nephrectomy

By

Pathological stage was the only independent factor linked to kidney cancer progression.

Intensive Local Therapy to RCC Bone Metastases May Increase Survival

Intensive Local Therapy to RCC Bone Metastases May Increase Survival

By

The approach was defined as surgical resection with a wide margin or radiotherapy with a biologically effective dose of 140 Gy or greater.

Metastasectomy May Up Survival in Metastatic RCC Patients

Metastasectomy May Up Survival in Metastatic RCC Patients

By

In a study, patients who had the procedure had a better 5-year overall survival rate than those who did not (68% vs. 27%).

Larger RCC Tumors Predict High-Grade Pathology

Larger RCC Tumors Predict High-Grade Pathology

By

New finding may inform treatment decisions.

Socioeconomic Predictors of Metastatic Clear-Cell RCC Identified

Socioeconomic Predictors of Metastatic Clear-Cell RCC Identified

By

It is important to assess factors that may put patients at higher risk of metastatic disease, according to researchers.

Renal Tumor Biopsy Urged for Small Renal Masses

Renal Tumor Biopsy Urged for Small Renal Masses

By

In a study, treatment could have been avoided in at least 26% of cases because a biopsy revealed a benign lesion, researchers reported.

Genetic Tests Should Include Normal and Cancerous Tissue

Genetic Tests Should Include Normal and Cancerous Tissue

Current practice of only focusing on tumor samples might adversely affect care.

Survival Similar with Renal Cryo Techniques

Survival Similar with Renal Cryo Techniques

By

Lapascopic and percutaneous cryoablation for small renal masses are associated with similar survival, researchers say.

Fish Oil Might Reduce Chemo's Effectiveness

Fish Oil Might Reduce Chemo's Effectiveness

Research raises concern about the simultaneous use of chemotherapy and fish oil.

Partial Nephrectomy Does Not Eliminate CKD Risk

Partial Nephrectomy Does Not Eliminate CKD Risk

By

The risk is particularly elevated for patients who have CKD risk factors, such as hypertension, diabetes, and older age.

Sign Up for Free e-newsletters