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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...

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...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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