Kidney Cancer

Radiofrequency Ablation May Be a Valid Approach for RCC

Radiofrequency Ablation May Be a Valid Approach for RCC

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Study shows it can provide durable oncologic control with a low risk of tumor recurrence.

Elevated CKD Risk May Remain Despite Partial Nephrectomy

Elevated CKD Risk May Remain Despite Partial Nephrectomy

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Risk is not eliminated if patients have risk factors for chronic kidney disease, such as hypertension and diabetes.

Renal Mass Biopsy Seldom Used Pre-RCC Surgery

Renal Mass Biopsy Seldom Used Pre-RCC Surgery

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Only 17% and 20% of patients undergoing radical or partial nephrectomy, respectively, had a renal mass biopsy in advance of surgery.

Kidney Remaining After Donor Nephrectomy Increases in Size

Kidney Remaining After Donor Nephrectomy Increases in Size

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Increment in renal parenchymal volume occurs within days after a kidney is removed from a living donor.

Percutaneous Biopsy Accurately Diagnoses Urothelial Carcinoma

Percutaneous Biopsy Accurately Diagnoses Urothelial Carcinoma

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Technique provides a tissue diagnosis in 88% of cases, according to a study.

Renal Ablation Safe, Effective for Elderly Patients

Renal Ablation Safe, Effective for Elderly Patients

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Data support the use of percutaneous cryoablation and radiofrequency ablation for small renal tumors.

Renal Tumor Ablation Via the Liver Is Safe, Effective

Renal Tumor Ablation Via the Liver Is Safe, Effective

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In a small study, researchers show that ultrasound-guided transhepatic radiofrequency ablation is technically feasible.

CDC: Cancer Prevention Services Below Target Goals

CDC: Cancer Prevention Services Below Target Goals

Increasing health insurance coverage and access to usual source of care necessary to meet targets.

Personalized Medicine in 2014

Personalized Medicine in 2014

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The term "personalized medicine" remains an overused promise to apply specific treatment plans.

Perioperative Blood Transfusions Hike RCC Patient Mortality

Perioperative Blood Transfusions Hike RCC Patient Mortality

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Researchers find a 23% increased risk of death among patients who received a transfusion during surgery or post-operative hospitalization.

Fat Around Kidneys May Complicate RAPN

Fat Around Kidneys May Complicate RAPN

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Increased perinephric fat is associated with increased blood loss and operative time, study shows.

Kidney Cancer Rarely Recurs After MIPN

Kidney Cancer Rarely Recurs After MIPN

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The estimated recurrence rate at 10 years was 88.3%, data show.

Patients Misinformed About Their Risk of Cancer

Patients Misinformed About Their Risk of Cancer

Seventeen percent of Americans think that there is nothing people can do to change their risk.

Expressive Writing Benefits Kidney Cancer Patients

Expressive Writing Benefits Kidney Cancer Patients

Benefits in cancer-linked symptoms mediated by lower Impact of Event Scale one month after intervention.

Diabetes Ups Kidney Cancer Patient Death Risk

Diabetes Ups Kidney Cancer Patient Death Risk

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Diabetes also found to increase cancer-specific mortality in patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma.

Kidney Cancer Survival Improved by BP Drugs

Kidney Cancer Survival Improved by BP Drugs

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ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers were shown to prolong median overall survival by nine months.

Prostate Cancer Still a Leading Cause of Cancer Deaths

Prostate Cancer Still a Leading Cause of Cancer Deaths

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Death from PCa is down 45% from peak rates, but more than 29,000 men are projected to die from PCa in 2014.

Kidney Cancer Cryoablation Highly Effective, Safe

Kidney Cancer Cryoablation Highly Effective, Safe

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The five-year cancer-specific and overall survival rates were 100% and 97.8%, respectively.

Stem-Turned-Kidney Cells Pave Path to Organ Regeneration

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Renal tissue could one day be created that would be functional as well as completely immunocompatible.

Kidney Cancer Patients Should Stop Smoking When Starting Sunitinib

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Active smoking shortens progression-free and overall survival, study finds.

Kidney Cancer Prognosis Linked to Blood Type

Kidney Cancer Prognosis Linked to Blood Type

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Patients with blood group O have a lower risk of lymph node metastases but a higher risk of bilateral disease.

New Ablative Techniques in Urologic Oncology

Innovative approaches offer the potential for effective treatments to limited target 
areas with improved side effect profiles.

Kidney Cancer Death Risk Higher with NSM in Older Patients

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Patients aged 75-79 who had localized tumors had worse cancer-specific survival with nonsurgical management than surgery.

Papillary Renal Cell Cancer Linked to Renal Cysts

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Patients with this malignancy had a 73% prevalence of simple renal cysts.

Survey: Docs Not Discussing Cancer Screening Risks with Patients

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Only 9.5% of the study participants were told about the possibilities of overdiagnosis and overtreatment by their physicians.

Few Patients Informed About Risks of Cancer Overdiagnosis

Few Patients Informed About Risks of Cancer Overdiagnosis

Most want to be told of screening harms, but only 9.5 percent informed about overdiagnosis, overtx.

Early RCC Recurrence Predicts Worse Cancer-Specific Survival

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Recurrence that occurs more than 48 months after surgery is no longer significantly associated with reduced survival from renal cell carcinoma.

Drugs for Metastatic Kidney Cancer Equally Effective, Study Shows

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A phase 3 trial has found pazopanib (Votrient) and sunitinib (Sutent) are both equally effective for treating metastatic kidney cancer.

Adjuvant Radiotherapy May Benefit High-Risk RCC Patients

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Researchers observe a high rate of local disease control with increased progression-free survival.

New Renal Scoring System Predicts NSS Outcomes

New Renal Scoring System Predicts NSS Outcomes

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It improves predictions of perioperative complication risks, according to researchers.

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