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Patients who develop high blood pressure while being treated for advanced kidney cancer with the drug sunitinib respond better to treatment, maintain longer progression-free survival, and survive longer, according to a Cleveland Clinic-led study.
The trial will evaluate the efficacy and safety of Xcytrin used as a single agent in approximately 40 patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma.
A damning new study conducted by German scientists has found that so-called energy saving light bulbs contain poisonous carcinogens that could cause cancer and should be kept as far away as possible from the human environment, but Americans will be forced to replace their traditional light bulbs with toxic CFLs ahead of a government ban set to take effect at the start of next year.
Everolimus may help to increase survival rates in some cases of kidney cancer drug for the treatment of advanced form of kidney cancer will not be available on the NHS in England and Wales.
Dr. Kamran Ahmar of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, discusses the use of two methods of dealing with kidney tumors that can be done with tiny probes inserted through the skin guided by imaging to destroy the tumor tissue -- Radio frequency ablation (using heat) and cryosurgery (using freezing).
Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy has almost replaced open surgery as the treatment of choice for kidney cancer. http://www.urologycentre.com.sg/kidney_cancer.html
Renal cell carcinoma is sometimes associated with bone metastasis. Several risk factors have been reported but some are still controversial. Also, the significance of laboratory tests has not been fully examined for such cases.
The GOP fight over the health law's 'slush funds' is a sideshow.
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