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A number of studies have shown that integrated care is positively correlated with improved quality, which is achieved through the coordination of care among specialties, the effective use of information technologybased decision-support tools, and other key aspects of integrated systems.
Joseph is one of the lucky 50 percent of kidney cancer patients who had a scan for another reason when the cancer was detected. So Lee gave Joseph the option to get rid of the cancer with a quick, more simple surgery he pioneered.
Among more than 20 cancer types "likely to be considered" a high priority for TCGA are clear cell renal cell carcinoma and invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast.
Dr. Sabatini discovered mTOR when he was studying the small molecule rapamycin, a compound that was known to have immunosuppressive and anticancer properties. (mTOR stands for mammalian target of rapamycin.) Two derivatives of rapamycin, temsirolimus (Torisel®) and everolimus (Afinitor®), both of which target the mTOR pathway, are now approved for the treatment of kidney cancer.
The medical press covers the 8th International Kidney Cancer Symposium, in Chicago, sponsored by the Kidney Cancer Association. This web page features 12 articles from the September, 2009, meeting.
Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced updated clinical results from a Phase 2 study of KRX-0401 (perifosine), the Company's PI3K/Akt pathway inhibitor for cancer, as a single-agent treatment for advanced metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Dr. Thomas E. Hutson, Director of the Genitourinary Oncology Program at Baylor-Sammons Cancer Center in Dallas, Texas, presented the data on Saturday, September 26th, in an oral presentation featured at the Eighth International Kidney Cancer Symposium held in Chicago.
Bayer today announced results from a Phase II trial of regorafenib (BAY 73-4506), a potent oral multi-kinase inhibitor, which demonstrated that treatment with regorafenib resulted in a 31 percent partial response rate and 50 percent stabilization rate in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC). These data were presented in an oral session at the joint 15th Congress of the European CanCer Organisation and 34th Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ECCO 15 - 34th ESMO).
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) an $11.5 million, five-year SPORE grant to focus on cancers of the kidney. Michael Atkins, MD, Deputy Director of BIDMC's Division of Hematology/Oncology, will oversee the grant, which involves collaborations with Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Massachusetts General Hospital via the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center.
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