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2012-05-21 20:18:20

Folic acid fortification of foods may reduce the incidence of the most common type of kidney cancer and a type of brain tumors in children, finds a new study by Kimberly J. Johnson, PhD, assistant professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, and Amy Linabery, PhD, postdoctoral fellow at the University of Minnesota. Incidence reductions were found for Wilms' tumor, a type of kidney cancer, and primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET), a type of brain cancer. Since...

2012-05-16 11:09:25

Robot-assisted surgery has replaced another minimally invasive operation as the main procedure to treat kidney cancer while sparing part of the diseased organ, and with comparable results, according to a new research study by Henry Ford Hospital urologists. While the study shows that robot-assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPD), available only since 2004, may also offer fewer complications than laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN), the researchers cautioned that available data did not allow...

2012-05-16 00:44:54

An increasingly common and safer type of surgery for kidney cancer is not as likely to be used for older, sicker and poorer patients who are uninsured or rely on Medicare or Medicaid for their health care, according to a new study by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital. The treatment, partial nephrectomy (PN), involves surgically removing only the diseased portion of a cancerous kidney, leaving the unaffected part to continue to function. Standard treatment for small kidney tumors has...

2012-03-08 08:00:00

World's largest renal cancer charity calls on US Congress to designate March as “Kidney Cancer Awareness Month” Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) March 08, 2012 The Kidney Cancer Association (KCA) asks the public for help in creating greater awareness of kidney cancer and the need for a cure by asking Congress to designate the month of March as "Kidney Cancer Awareness Month." “We've made it easy for people to join this effort using a simple online tool,” says KCA Chief...

2012-01-30 18:10:00

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy selected as one of the limited number of specialty pharmacies with access to this advanced renal cell carcinoma second line therapy. Altamonte Springs, Florida (PRWEB) January 30, 2012 BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy (BioPlus), one of the nation´s leading specialty pharmacies, has launched axitinib (brand name: Inlyta, from Pfizer), a new cancer drug just approved by the FDA. BioPlus is pleased to be one of the small number of specialty pharmacies with access to...

2011-10-23 07:00:00

Kidney Cancer Association commits $10,000.00 to research in honor of Dr. Linehan's work. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) October 23, 2011 W. Marston Linehan, M.D., Branch Chief, Urologic Oncology Branch, Center for Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), was honored at the 10th International Kidney Cancer Symposium held recently in Chicago for his career-long commitment to advancing breakthroughs in kidney cancer research. In addition to delivering the Andrew C. Novick Memorial...

2011-09-12 23:31:47

Long-term use of nonaspirin anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is associated with an increased risk of renal cell cancer (RCC), according to a report in the September issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. According to background information in the article, in the United States, kidney cancer is the seventh leading type of cancer among men and the ninth leading type of cancer among women. The most common type of kidney cancer, renal cell cancer, accounts...

2011-06-08 06:51:45

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- About 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with kidney cancer every year, but a new form of radioimmuntherapy may decrease this number significantly. Radioimmunotherapy zeroes in on antigens associated with kidney cancer cells. Patients with progressive kidney cancer receiving as much as three times the dosage show dramatic slowing of cancer growth and stabilization of their disease. "This study is another step forward in developing a cancer therapy that has the potential to...

2011-06-02 07:34:29

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ The American Cancer Society estimates that over 58,000 people are living with kidney cancer in the U.S. It killed more than 13,000 people last year alone. Now, a new study uncovered a gene that may be the key to helping kidney cancer patients who don't respond to current therapies. The current treatment for kidney cancer concentrates on blocking the formation of new blood vessels. While this strategy has been successful in the short term, it does not cure the...


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