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First U.S. kidney cancer vaccine trial underway

03/23/2009

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 body’s natural immune system -- as a way to fight cancer.

TWO WEEKS OF LIFE: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Politics

03/22/2009

Clift’s 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.

People talk about "evidence-based medicine" all the time

03/22/2009

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.

Kidney cancer patient's tumor shrinks by 92 per cent

03/21/2009

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.

Surgery improves kidney cancer survival

03/21/2009

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.

Sorafenib Safe, Effective in Elders and Is Independent of Nephrectomy

03/21/2009

Kidney Cancer: New Clinical Guidelines For 2009

03/20/2009

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 Democrats might use shortcut for health plan

03/20/2009

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.

Little bugs big help to scientists

03/20/2009

Project could find a new genetic marker for kidney cancer in humans.

Less than 25% think government reflects people's will

03/17/2009

Rising opposition has caused the number who strongly approve of Barack Obama’s job performance to slip.

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