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2011-06-02 01:11:00

Results suggest that lymphocyte count could factor into doctors' treatment decisions Each year, kidney cancer is diagnosed in nearly 60,000 people in the U.S. Many of these patients undergo surgery to remove the affected kidney, but this procedure can be risky for the elderly and those who have other health problems. Unfortunately, the prognosis of kidney cancer patients often cannot be determined until tumor samples are surgically removed and evaluated. Now, researchers at Fox Chase Cancer...

2011-05-26 00:00:28

Fellow to work with renowned researcher Dr. Richard Childs at NHLBI Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) May 25, 2011 The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) is pleased to announce today that Quinn Weisman has been awarded the first Rancic-O'Neill Fellowship, made possible by a partnership between the Dr. Edward T. Rancic Memorial Fund and the Dean R. O'Neill Renal Cell Cancer Fund, in support of research for renal cell carcinoma - or kidney cancer - at the National Institutes of Health...

2011-05-19 11:44:23

Results suggest that lymphocyte count could factor into doctors' treatment decisions Each year, kidney cancer is diagnosed in nearly 60,000 people in the U.S. Many of these patients undergo surgery to remove the affected kidney, but this procedure can be risky for the elderly and those who have other health problems.  Unfortunately, the prognosis of kidney cancer patients often cannot be determined until tumor samples are surgically removed and evaluated. Now, researchers at Fox Chase...

2011-05-16 15:42:38

With an increase in abdominal imaging over the past decade, there has been an increase in the detection of incidental kidney cancer, which has led to concerns that we may be over-treating indolent disease. As part of this effort, clinicians have started to investigate the effectiveness of active surveillance (AS), or close observation as opposed to immediate surgery, for select patients with small renal masses (SRMs). Today, Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers will announce the results of its...

2011-05-02 05:00:00

SAN DIEGO, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Prometheus Laboratories Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical and diagnostic company, today announced that it has signed an exclusive agreement with WILEX AG for commercialization rights in the United States for RENCAREX® (girentuximab). RENCAREX® is a Phase III product candidate for adjuvant use in non-metastatic clear-cell renal cell cancer (ccRCC). Under the terms of the agreement, WILEX will receive $19.0 million...

2011-04-28 14:10:16

The rising incidence of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in the UK The number of cases of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) has continued to rise significantly in the first decade of the 21st century and could lead to more deaths than ovarian cancer, lymphoma, leukaemia, or kidney cancer, reveals research published ahead of print in the Thorax journal. IPF is the most common of the pneumonias that happen without an apparent cause and previous studies have shown that incidence and deaths from...

2011-03-30 17:03:09

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered genetic pathways to starve selectively kidney cancer cells. Two separate studies indicate that both rare and common cases of kidney cancer may be susceptible to a new class of drugs that inhibits cancer cells from generating the energy needed to survive. In one study, available online and scheduled for the May 5 issue of the journal Oncogene, researchers found that inactivating the gene von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) in mice blocked cells...

2011-03-21 12:56:59

Patients with kidney cancer who had their entire organ removed were more likely to have more renal complications and poorer health after surgery, compared to those who had only part of their kidney removed, a study has shown. Ronald Moore, a professor in the Department of Surgery, a senior scholar funded by Alberta Innovates "“ Health Solutions, holder of the Mr. Lube Chair in Uro-Oncology and a practising surgeon, studied 1,151 kidney cancer cases in Alberta, with his colleagues Scott...

2011-02-01 00:37:30

70,000 members of the Kidney Cancer Association will join cancer survivors from more than 100 nations for a first-ever World Cancer Day Facebook Group Chat Evanston, IL (PRWEB) January 31, 2011 On World Cancer Day, February 4, 2011, members of the Kidney Cancer Association (KCA), the world's largest patient-led kidney cancer organization, invites survivors and their families and friends to join a 24-hour-long live Facebook chat. The web chat, led by kidney cancer survivors, will provide...

2010-12-15 15:09:25

Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center and the VCU Institute of Molecular Medicine (VIMM) have developed a novel virus-based gene therapy for renal cell carcinoma that has been shown to kill cancer cells not only at the primary tumor site but also in distant tumors not directly infected by the virus. Renal cell carcinoma is the most common form of kidney cancer in adults and currently there is no effective treatment for the disease once it has spread outside of...


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