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2012-10-17 11:58:32

Active surveillance of small kidney masses is a safe and effective alternative to immediate surgery, with similar overall and cancer specific survival rates, according to a study published in the November issue of the urology journal BJUI. The technique is primarily used to treat elderly patients who have complex health issues or decline surgery. But researchers from the Department of Urology at Churchill Hospital, Oxford, UK, say that the results of their study suggest that active...

2012-09-27 22:15:44

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found that recovery from an emerging, minimally invasive surgical technique called Laparo-Endoscopic Single-Site Surgery (LESS) was less painful for kidney cancer patients than traditional laparoscopic surgery. Study results were published in the September online edition of Urology. "In the largest prospective study of kidney cancer patients to date, the UC San Diego study showed less use of narcotic pain...

2012-08-01 10:42:19

A potentially powerful new approach to treating two lethal metastatic cancers – triple negative breast cancer and clear cell renal cell carcinoma, the most common form of kidney cancer – has been discovered by researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida. In the online issue of Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, they report that two drugs, romidepsin and decitabine, work cooperatively to activate a potent tumor suppressor gene that is silenced in these cancers. Once the gene, secreted...

2012-06-11 21:34:21

Study shows a cancer therapy for renal cell carcinoma patients may be affected by another anti-cancer drug Research revealed at the Society of Nuclear Medicine's 2012 Annual Meeting explores treatment with a newly developed type of radioimmunotherapy used for treating a resistant form of kidney cancer. The agent is able to hone in on the disease, called clear cell renal carcinoma, and kill the cancer by delivering radiation directly to it. However, the study shows that its effectiveness...

2012-06-06 05:34:10

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Clinical trials have shown promising early results in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer, melanoma, and kidney cancer. Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center is leading a clinical study testing experimental drugs aimed at restoring the immune system´s ability to spot and attack cancer. “Based on the positive response rates to these drugs and longevity of many of these responses, we believe that new clinical trials should move...

2012-06-04 19:20:21

Agent benefits melanoma and lung cancer as well An antibody that helps a person's own immune system battle cancer cells shows increasing promise in reducing tumors in patients with advanced kidney cancer, according to researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The results of an expanded Phase 1 trial presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual conference in Chicago, showed that some patients treated with a fully human monoclonal antibody developed by...


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  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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