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The company's lead product, AV-951, a potential best-in-class triple VEGF receptor inhibitor, is in a Phase 2 clinical trial in more than 270 patients with metastatic renal cell cancer and is expected to enter Phase 3 development in 2009.
Alcohol intake was associated with decreased risks of certain cancers, including thyroid cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and renal cell carcinoma (the main type of kidney cancer).
The first U.S. kidney cancer vaccine trial is now underway at Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia. While the potential for vaccines to treat solid tumors has been recognized for more than a decade, this trial is pioneering the use of tumor immunotherapy -- boosting the bodys natural immune system -- as a way to fight cancer.
Clifts husband died quietly at home from kidney cancer at 64, one day before the much more public death of Terri Schiavo. Juxtaposing these narratives, one intimate and one bitterly political, Clift, a contributing editor for Newsweek, underscores the need to talk about death.
If we had evidence-based public policy, the policy wonks would be singing hallelujahs about consumer-directed health. But don't hold your breath. That would get in the way of the real agenda, which has nothing to do with what works and what fails. It is all about who is in control. Period.
A cancer patient who was given just THREE months to live has seen his tumour shrink by a whopping 92 per cent - thanks to a pioneering drugs trial.
Surgical removal of the kidney -- a procedure known as nephrectomy -- improves survival in patients with locally advanced renal cell carcinoma, the most common form of kidney cancer.
A number of updated guidelines will be presented at the 24th Annual Congress of the European Association of Urology (EAU) held in Stockholm, from 17 though 21 March.
House Democratic leaders reportedly intend to use a shortcut called budget reconciliation to move President Barack Obama's health care reform plan through Congress without seeking Republican votes.
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