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03/29/2010

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03/29/2010

ASCO Statement on the Passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act

03/29/2010

While ASCO recognizes that there are strong feelings on both sides of this issue, we are very pleased that the newly passed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed into law this week includes a number of things that will benefit cancer patients in the short term...

The Kidney Cancer Association challenge focuses on Facebook Fans

03/28/2010

"Today, social networks, like Facebook, play an important role in the lives of families that are dealing with a loved one's experience with cancer," Bro said. "Families are using social media more than ever before to engage friends and share information. There's great economy in this, because it saves the time that would have been spent updating distant family members, colleagues, and friends in individual telephone calls. Some of these precious lost minutes could be better spent helping the patient to become a survivor. [Ed.] Since the original publication of this article, the Facebook challenge has been modified. If the KCA's Facebook Fan Page accrues 5,000 fans by the end of March, the charity is eligible to receive gifts totaling $2,000.00--100% more than the original challenge grant.]

Renal cancer and chronic kidney disease

03/28/2010

Does CKD or ESRD lead to kidney cancer?

Everolimus (RAD001) in the Treatment of Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma

03/28/2010

Historically, there have been few treatment options for patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) besides immunotherapy with interleukin-2 and interferon (IFN)-{alpha}. Targeted therapies have improved clinical outcomes over the past several years. These include the vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors sunitinib and sorafenib, which inhibit angiogenic signaling in endothelial cells and vascular pericytes predominantly through VEGFR and platelet-derived growth factor receptor β.

Reports on renal cell carcinoma immunotherapy findings from Royal Marsden Hospital provide new insights

03/28/2010

Researchers detail in 'Interferon alfa-2a versus combination therapy with interferon alfa-2a, interleukin-2, and fluorouracil in patients with untreated metastatic renal cell carcinoma (MRC RE04/EORTC GU 30012): an open-label randomised trial,' new data in renal cell carcinoma.

The Do's & Don'ts of Managing Your Kidney Cancer Treatment

03/27/2010

Health Radio: Sarah Wise Miller, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kidney Cancer Association and a ten-year survivor of Renal Cell Carcinoma joins host Dr. Derrick DeSilva to discuss the do's and dont's of managing your Kidney cancer treatment.

Impact of body mass index on perioperative outcomes of laparoscopic radical nephrectomy

03/27/2010

The aim of this study was to review the association between body mass index (BMI) and perioperative outcomes of laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN) in Japanese patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC).

Kidney Cancer Treatments

03/27/2010

According to the American Cancer Society, about 32,000 new cases of Kidney cancer are diagnosed and about 12,000 people die from the disease annually.

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