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Anastomosing hemangioma of the kidney: radiologic and pathologic distinctions of a kidney cancer mimic

07/12/2018

Anastomosing hemangioma (ah) is a rare subtype of primary vascular tumour that can, clinically and radiologically, present similarly to malignant renal tumours such as renal cell carcinoma (rcc) and angiosarcoma.

Targeting tumor-associated acidity in cancer immunotherapy

07/11/2018

Checkpoint inhibitors, such as cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein-4 (CTLA-4) and programmed cell death-1 (PD-1) monoclonal antibodies have changed profoundly the treatment of melanoma, renal cell carcinoma, non-small cell lung cancer, Hodgkin lymphoma, and bladder cancer. Currently, they are tested in various tumor entities as monotherapy or in combination with chemotherapies or targeted therapies. However, only a subgroup of patients benefit from checkpoint blockade (combinations).

Patients with early kidney cancer see significant benefits with robotic partial nephrectomy

07/11/2018

A comprehensive study by the Keck School of Medicine of USC has found that robotic partial nephrectomy offers significantly better patient outcomes.

This is how a 9-year-old celebrates being cancer free

07/10/2018

Nine-year-old JaKiah Collins had a big doctor's appointment ahead of her. She was used to coming to the hospital; she'd been in and out of hospitals for years. But this appointment was a big milestone.

Immune Checkpoint Blockade in Advanced Renal-Cell Carcinoma

07/05/2018

In the CheckMate 214 trial, Motzer et al found higher overall survival among intermediate- and poor-risk patients with previously untreated metastatic renal-cell carcinoma who received nivolumab plus ipilimumab than among those who received sunitinib

Otago scientists' breakthrough in childhood kidney cancer

07/03/2018

A world-first discovery by University of Otago scientists may change the way children suffering from a rare form of kidney cancer are treated.

The Secrets of Spontaneous Cancer Remission

07/01/2018

Once in a rare while, we hear a story of someone given months or weeks to live who ends up surviving and defiantly thriving. Like the first person to run a four-minute mile, climb Mt. Everest, or walk on the moon, such individuals are living proof that the impossible is possible. Yet because their experience is so far outside the norm, these survivors have been labeled medical anomalies and set aside from the lens of research. That is, until Kelly Turner, PhD, came along. The author of Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds (HarperCollins, 2014), Turner has studied hundreds of spontaneous-remission cases to see what can be learned from them.

A Simpler, Safer Option For Treating Kidney Cancer

06/29/2018

Many cases of early-stage kidney cancer can be treated with a relatively new, nonsurgical procedure used to destroy tumors, a new study by a team led by Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian suggests. The procedure, called percutaneous ablation, involves the insertion of a needle.

Gender May Play a Role in Immunotherapy Efficacy, Further Studies Are Warranted

06/29/2018

Immunotherapy continues to evolve as a treatment option for various cancers; however, men may see more benefit from it more than women, according to a study published in The Lancet Oncology.

Robotic surgery is no better than traditional surgery, study finds

06/29/2018

Robotic-assisted procedures have now become ubiquitous in some kinds of surgeries. What once was seen as a technological marvel is commonplace in many hospitals. But studies in recent years have shown robotic surgery performs no better than traditional surgery - even though it comes at a steeper cost to the overall health-care system.

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