April 1, 2020 Archives - Renal and Urology News

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Genetic testing

Cancers, Viruses, and the Evolution of Fear

In The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biographic of Cancer, the oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, intuits, “Down to their innate molecular core, cancer cells are hyperactive, survival-endowed, scrappy, fecund, inventive copies of ourselves.”1 Replace “cancer cells” with “viruses” and the quote holds equally true. Darwinian perpetrators of genomic dysregulation, many viruses have integrated foundationally into…

A central issue in the trial was whether or not the doctors met the standard of care.

Patient Lawsuits for HIPAA-Related Breaches

HIPAA-related lawsuits came to the attention of Alexander Wolff when a fellow attorney called him with a case a few years ago. The plaintiff was a woman and friend of a man who was dating a nurse. The nurse, who worked at a hospital where the plaintiff received healthcare, was suspicious that the plaintiff and…

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Kidney Cancer Risk Tied to Body Size in Early Life

Early life body size, including birth weight and overweight, may predict a person’s risk of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) as adults, according to investigators. “Our findings indicate that RCC may originate earlier in life than previously thought and suggest that new explorations into the mechanisms underlying these associations should be undertaken,” a team led by…

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