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2008-07-07 12:00:12

Kidney cancer patients generally have one option for beating their disease: surgery to remove the organ. But that could change, thanks to a new molecule found by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers that kills kidney cancer cells. Ideally, the researchers said, a drug created from this molecule would help fight the life-threatening disease while leaving patients' kidneys intact. "You now have a potential means of going after a disease that's been difficult to treat," said...

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2008-05-09 13:49:51

A new study adding evidence that fire fighting carries greater hazards beyond the fires themselves suggests that firefighters face higher-than-average risks of several types of cancer.Several studies show elevated cancer rates in firefighters, but there is inconsistency in the specific types of cancer related.The current study found that professional firefighters had higher-than-expected rates of colon cancer and brain cancer. There was also lesser evidence that they had elevated risks of...

2008-05-05 09:00:16

NEW YORK, May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In response to the increasing incidence of kidney cancer in the United States,(1) Major League Baseball (MLB) Hall-of-Fame pitcher and advanced kidney cancer survivor, Don Sutton, has teamed up with the Kidney Cancer Association, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals and Onyx Pharmaceuticals to launch the Stay In The Game(TM) kidney cancer awareness program. Stay In The Game is an educational program that empowers people affected by kidney cancer to seek...

2008-03-24 16:10:08

Surgeons were able to save part of each kidney in patients with bilateral Wilms tumor, regardless of how the tumors appear on preoperative scansPhysicians at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have demonstrated that children with bilateral Wilms tumor, a cancer of the kidneys, can retain normal function in both kidneys by undergoing a procedure called bilateral nephron-sparing surgery, even when preoperative scans suggest that the tumors are inoperable. Between 1999 and 2006, all St. Jude...

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2008-02-15 04:25:00

For years, doctors have hypothesized about a link between weight gain and cancers like breast and colon. A new European study published this week surmises that not only can weight gain increase risk for these types of cancer, but for many others as well, such as cancer of the thyroid, kidney, esophagus, uterus and gall bladder. Researchers covered more than 280,000 cases from North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, in attempts to cover more ground than previous research. These cases...

2007-08-16 06:16:45

By Liu, Lina Qian, Junqi; Singh, Harpreet; Meiers, Isabelle; Et al Context.-The separation of chromophobe renal cell carcinoma, oncocytoma, and clear cell renal cell carcinoma using light microscopy remains problematic in some cases. Objective.-To determine a practical immunohistochemical panel for the differential diagnosis of chromophobe carcinoma. Design.-Vimentin, glutathione S-transferase alpha (GST-alpha), CD10, CD117, cytokeratin (CK) 7, and epithelial cell adhesion molecule...

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2006-09-18 14:50:00

Using newly available data on worldwide cancer incidence to map cancer rates in relation to proximity to the equator, researchers at the Moores Cancer Center at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) have shown a clear association between deficiency in exposure to sunlight, specifically ultraviolet B (UVB), and kidney cancer. UVB exposure triggers photosynthesis of vitamin D3 in the body. This form of vitamin D also is available through diet and supplements. Previous studies from this...

2005-12-28 15:20:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Moderate alcohol intake appears to be associated with a decreased risk of kidney cancer in middle-aged and older women, according to a study conducted in Sweden. Dr. Alicja Wolk, of the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, and colleagues examined data on 59,237 women who were 40 to 76 years of age and cancer-free between 1987 and1990. The women had completed a food-frequency questionnaire that included questions about alcohol intake. A total of 132 cases of kidney...

2005-12-21 09:44:55

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug to treat the most common type of kidney cancer on Tuesday, hailing it as a major advance in slowing tumor growth. The drug Nexavar, made by German drugmaker Bayer AG and Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc., helped curb the size and number of tumors, although it has not yet been shown to help patients live longer, the FDA said. It is the first drug approved to treat advanced kidney cancer since...

2005-12-20 18:46:48

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug to treat the most common type of kidney cancer on Tuesday, hailing it as a major advance in slowing tumor growth. The drug Nexavar, made by German drugmaker Bayer AG and Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc., helped curb the size and number of tumors, although it has not yet been shown to help patients live longer, the FDA said. It is the first drug approved to treat advanced kidney cancer since...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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