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2009-09-25 11:57:00

FRIMLEY, England, September 25 /PRNewswire/ -- - This Press Release is Intended for Consumer Media Only - Afinitor More Than Doubles the Median Time Without Tumour Growth and Reduces the Risk of Disease Worsening or Death by 67% Compared With Placebo (2) - Patients With Advanced Kidney Cancer Have Limited Options Once Tumours Progress After First Line Standard Therapy(3) - Recently Published UK Expert Clinical Consensus Recommend Afinitor as Second-Line...

2009-05-14 17:00:00

WAYNE, N.J. and EMERYVILLE, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) today announced that more than 65 studies evaluating the use of Nexavar(R) (sorafenib) tablets will be presented at the 2009 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting. "Nexavar has a proven track record in two cancers - in the treatment of unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), or liver cancer, and in the treatment...

2009-05-12 09:00:00

New treatments are minimally invasive without the side effects of surgery NEW YORK, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from the Society of Interventional Radiology at: http://inr.mediaseed.tv/SIR_36322/ PROSTATE CANCER A minimally invasive interventional radiology treatment -- focal cryoablation that freezes prostate tumors -- proves as effective as surgery but without the side effects of sexual and urinary dysfunction. The so-called "male lumpectomy" can be considered a first-line...

2009-05-04 15:42:46

U.S. medical scientists say they've determined two types of kidney tumors previously thought to be different diseases are variations of the same one. Scientists from the Van Andel Research Institute in Grand Rapids, Mich., and the Cleveland Clinic said their finding will help physicians to more accurately diagnose the disease, and demonstrates the importance of using molecular data to diagnose cancer in general. The scientists said because adult cystic nephroma and mixed epithelial and...

2009-04-27 11:47:47

U.S. cancer researchers say they've determined outcomes of robot-assisted kidney cancer surgery are more beneficial to patients than open surgery. Medical scientists at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia led by Dr. Rosalia Viterbo said the da Vinci robot assisted surgical system for renal cell carcinoma has enabled faster and greater technical proficiency, allowing for quicker completion of complex surgical procedures, facilitating a minimally invasive approach for partial...

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2009-04-21 06:50:00

Fighting kidney cancer could be as easy as swapping your next steak for a plate of leafy greens, new research in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association shows. Researchers found that eating red meat may increase a person's risk of developing the most common type of kidney cancer, while eating vegetables may provide a protective effect. Kidney cancer is on the rise in the United States, and thus far, the best-documented risk factors for the disease are obesity and cigarette smoking....

2009-03-30 15:01:00

- Afinitor more than doubled time without tumor growth and reduced the risk of disease progression or death by 67% compared with placebo - Only once-daily oral cancer treatment to directly target mTOR, a protein inside the cell that controls tumor cell division and blood vessel growth - Phase III trials underway to explore potential of Afinitor in multiple additional cancers EAST HANOVER, N.J., March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis announced today that Afinitor(R) (everolimus) tablets has been...

2009-03-09 08:00:00

More Than 75 Percent of Patients Diagnosed Have Small Renal Cell Tumors; Safe Interventional Radiology Treatment Shown Near 100 Percent Effective in Destroying Localized Tumors, Says Johns Hopkins Study SAN DIEGO, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Freezing kidney tumors -- using a safe minimally invasive interventional radiology treatment that kills the cancer 100 percent effectively without surgery -- should be the gold standard or first treatment option for all individuals with tumors...

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2009-01-27 10:23:04

Large-scale data mining of gene networks in fruit flies has led researchers to a sensitive and specific diagnostic biomarker for human renal cell carcinoma, the most common type of kidney cancer. In the journal Science, published early online January 22, a team based at the University of Chicago shows that the biomarker known as SPOP is produced by 99 percent of clear cell renal cell carcinomas but not by normal kidney tissue. Physicians could use SPOP levels to confirm or rule out a...

2008-12-24 09:04:07

Kidney cancer is typically without symptoms until it has spread to other organs, when it is also the most difficult to treat. Newer chemotherapies show great promise for extending survival during later disease stages, but they can also be highly toxic.In one of the first discoveries of its kind, UC Davis Cancer Center researchers have identified ways to block a cancer gene's own repair mechanism and, in so doing, help make chemotherapy for kidney cancer more effective and better tolerated....


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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