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2013-04-15 16:02:25

Cryoablation: Interventional radiologists present results of research on a new minimally invasive treatment option for advanced cancers that have spread to lung tissue Frozen balls of ice can safely kill cancerous tumors that have spread to the lungs, according to the first prospective multicenter trial of cryoablation. The results are being presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 38th Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans. "Cryoablation has potential as a treatment...

2013-03-18 12:28:02

Markers such as CA9, CD31, CD34 and VEGFR1/2 in the primary tumors might serve as predictors of a good response to a sunitinib treatment in patients with metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC), according to a new study to be presented at the 28th Annual EAU Congress currently on-going in Milan. "The inactivation of the von Hippel-Lindau gene (VHL) is a common event in ccRCC and finally leads to the induction of HIF1α target genes such as CA9 and VEGF," write the...

2013-03-18 11:18:05

Small kidney tumors have an aggressive potential and should be treated, according to a the results of a large multi-center study presented at the 28th Annual EAU Congress in Milan. "Many clinicians regard small renal cell cancer as having a benign biologic behavior and non-operative surveillance protocols are often being used in patients with small renal tumors," write the authors in the findings. "The aim of this large retrospective multi-center study was to evaluate the prevalence of...

2013-03-11 15:10:32

A new immunoassay that tests for the presence of three biomarkers appears to be a valid screening method for the early detection of malignant kidney cancer, according to data published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. "Renal cell carcinoma, a malignant tumor arising from the kidney, is one of the most difficult forms of cancer to detect and treat properly because it remains silent until disseminating to other...

2013-01-11 13:23:29

Study shows drug can shrink tumors and save kidneys Thousands of individuals have had kidneys removed unnecessarily because doctors misdiagnosed their disease. A new, international study published in The Lancet indicates that approximately one of every five individuals with kidney tumors common in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), a genetic disorder, has had a kidney removed. Moreover, 40 percent had some kind of surgical procedure performed. Proper diagnosis could have...


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