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Genes Correlate with RCC Recurrence Risk

CHICAGO—Researchers at Cleveland Clinic, in collaboration with Genomic Health, Inc. and Pfizer, say they have demonstrated for the first time a strong correlation between gene expression and risk of disease recurrence in patients with early-stage renal cell carcinoma (RCC).

DVA/DoD Has Highest Arteriovenous Fistula Use

Patients who initiate hemodialysis (HD) within the Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (DVA/DoD) system are more likely to start treatment with an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) than patients with other types of insurance coverage, including Medicare, a study found.

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