Robotic partial nephrectomy offers similar oncologic outcomes to robotic radical nephrectomy, but is associated with better preservation of renal function.
Overweight and obesity, compared with normal weight, in adolescence are associated with a 1.8- and 2.9-fold increased risk of renal cell carcinoma later in life, respectively, a study found.
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]…
Kidney cancer and some other cancers tied to obesity are increasing the most rapidly among individuals younger than 50.
First-line treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma with tyrosine kinase inhibitors is associated with worse progression-free and overall survival in patients with non-clear-cell vs clear-cell histology.
Evidence suggests that starting on systemic drug therapy immediately may be the best approach for some patients with metastatic RCC.
Routine partial nephrectomy yielded longest life expectancy in patients with normal renal function.
A history of kidney stones is associated with an increased risk of papillary renal cell carcinoma and upper tract urothelial carcinoma, according to a large prospective study.
In a small study, sunitinib recipients who took royal jelly, a substance produced by worker honeybees for queen bees, were less likely to experience fatigue and anorexia than those who took placebo.
New study finds a prevalence of benign pathologic findings after PN of 30.9%.