Kidney Cancer

Survival Similar with Renal Cryo Techniques

Survival Similar with Renal Cryo Techniques

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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

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

Urine Biomarkers May Diagnose Renal Cell Carcinoma

Urine Biomarkers May Diagnose Renal Cell Carcinoma

Urine aquaporin-1 and perilipin-2 may have utility as biomarkers for diagnosing malignant clear cell or papillary renal cell carcinoma (RCC).

Statins Promising for Cancers

Statins Promising for Cancers

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Studies suggest that these cholesterol-lowering drugs can improve treatment of genitourinary cancers and prevent contrast-induced nephropathy.

Obese Women Have Higher Odds of Kidney Cancer, More

Obese Women Have Higher Odds of Kidney Cancer, More

However, researchers stress that losing excess weight can lower the cancer odds.

Risk Factors for Late RCC Recurrence Identified

Risk Factors for Late RCC Recurrence Identified

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Patients with these risk factors should be followed up for the rest of their lives, according to the researchers.

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.

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