Latest Renal medullary carcinoma Stories

2013-04-19 17:44:04

Adding "chemical shift" techniques to MRI can help differentiate clear cell renal cell carcinoma from other types of renal cell cancer, a new study shows. That differentiation can help physicians better determine treatment for these patients. The study, conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, included 156 patients with proven renal cell cancer. Clear cell renal carcinoma contains microscopic areas of fat, which is not seen on conventional imaging, said Dr. Azadeh Elmi, lead...

2012-11-13 12:03:33

Among patients with the most common form of kidney cancer, whites consistently have a survival advantage over blacks, regardless of patient and tumor characteristics or surgical treatment. That is the conclusion of a new study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The study's results suggest that additional efforts are needed to prolong the survival of all patients with kidney cancer. Since the mid-1990s, black Americans have had a higher...

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...

2010-06-02 15:25:34

When kidney cancer spreads to other body parts, patients usually receive a poor prognosis. A new Mayo Clinic study examined the benefits of surgical treatment of kidney cancer, specifically renal cell carcinoma, and how patients saw improved prognosis of their cancer. These findings were presented today at the American Urological Association meeting in San Francisco. Each year in the United States, there are about 50,000 new cases of kidney cancer. In adults, the most common type of kidney...

2010-04-06 15:00:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The largest study to date of the use of acute care medical services by people with sickle cell disease found four of every 10 had to return to the hospital within 30 days of a previous hospitalization or go to the emergency department for treatment of pain, according to a new study funded in part by HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The study, "Acute Care Utilization and Rehospitalization for Sickle Cell Disease," conducted...

2008-07-07 12:00:12

Kidney cancer patients generally have one option for beating their disease: surgery to remove the organ. But that could change, thanks to a new molecule found by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers that kills kidney cancer cells. Ideally, the researchers said, a drug created from this molecule would help fight the life-threatening disease while leaving patients' kidneys intact. "You now have a potential means of going after a disease that's been difficult to treat," said...

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