Ultrasound surveillance for renal tumors should be performed on native and graft kidneys from 3 years after transplantation.
Availability of robotic-assisted surgery at a hospital was independently associated with greater use of partial nephrectomy.
A study found that targeted therapeutic agents for treating metastatic RCC has not led to an improvement in survival rates.
Study also finds increase in overall cancer rate among African-American children and adolescents.
Other predictors include neurovascular disease, obesity, and surgical approach.
The 3-year survival rates for patients diagnosed during 2006-2007 were similar to those diagnosed during 2001-2005.
Study shows a 3.5 times increased risk of death from renal cancer in hemodialysis patients undergoing nephrectomy.
As body mass index increases, so does the risk of kidney and bladder cancers in men and stomach, ovarian, and colon cancers in women.
Increased abdominal adiposity is associated with a greater likelihood of clear-cell renal cell carcinoma.
Renal function is preserved better compared with radical nephrectomy even when tumors are larger than the traditional 4 cm cutoff.
Renal tumors occur at a frequency 7.5 times greater in lithium-treated patients than in the general population, French study shows.
At last follow-up, 41 of 43 patients who underwent partial nephrectomy did not require dialysis.
Patients with levels of 161.5 mg/dL or greater had a 43% decreased risk of death from renal cell carcinoma than those with lower levels.
The finding emerged from a French study of 213 patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma.
Added to sunitinib, it prolongs progression-free and overall survival in patients with unfavorable-risk metastatic renal cell carcinoma.
The risk of cancer-specific death at 1 year was 48% and 23% for patients whose disease recurred at 3 months and 3 years, respectively.
The proportion of patients undergoing the procedure has stayed at 6%-7% annually.
Larger tumor size, male sex, and higher nephrometry score indicate a greater likelihood that a renal mass is malignant, researchers report.
The DISSRM score may be an easy-to-calculate surrogate for competing risk mortality.
Open procedures, preoperative dialysis, and higher ASA score were significant predictors of readmission after radical nephrectomy.
Patients of lower socioeconomic status present with larger tumors, higher T stage, positive lymph nodes.
Statin use decreases the risk of disease progression after surgery for localized RCC.
Reduced risk of progression of localized renal cell carcinoma observed in patients on statins.
The 5-year disease-free and cancer-specific survival rates were 94.7% and 100%, respectively.
Study shows it can provide durable oncologic control with a low risk of tumor recurrence.
In a small study, researchers show that ultrasound-guided transhepatic radiofrequency ablation is technically feasible.
Increasing health insurance coverage and access to usual source of care necessary to meet targets.
The term "personalized medicine" remains an overused promise to apply specific treatment plans.
Researchers find a 23% increased risk of death among patients who received a transfusion during surgery or post-operative hospitalization.
The estimated recurrence rate at 10 years was 88.3%, data show.