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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...

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...


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