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RCC Tumor Size Affects PN, Cryoablation Survival Outcomes

Partial nephrectomy (PN) and cryoablation for T1a renal cell carcinoma tumors smaller than 2 cm offer similar cancer-specific and overall survival, but PN may offer superior survival outcomes in patients with larger tumors.

Higher Vitamin D Levels Reduce the Likelihood of Kidney Cancer

Higher circulating concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D are associated with a lower risk of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), new data suggest. The data are from a study in which investigators in China compared 135 newly diagnosed cases of RCC with 135 controls matched by age and sex. Average plasma levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25 (OH) D]…
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