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Additionally, the report finds that the incidence of renal cell carcinoma in China was 29,000 cases in 2007. This figure will exceed 57,000 by 2017 in part due to urbanization, changes in population demographics and increases in risk factors such as obesity.
Immutep Reports that LAG-3 Enhances Activity of a Cellular Cancer Immunotherapy in Preclinical Studies
Four new Phase I/II clinical trials are in progress: in metastatic renal cell carcinoma with IMP321 injected alone, in metastatic breast cancer combining IMP321 with paclitaxel in a chemo-immunotherapy protocol, a disease-free melanoma study with IMP321 as an adjuvant to peptide antigens and a lympho-depletive/adoptive transfer metastatic melanoma study.
Can patients afford to shop around for surgeons? How safe is surgical delay for renal cell carcinoma?
Solid renal parenchymal lesions with a diameter of 5 cm or less can be difficult to diagnose, requiring irradiation and biopsy. Catching renal cell carcinoma in early stages before tumors grow larger than 7 cm, however, increases a patient's chances of survival over five years.
In desperation, he offered to pay for the treatment. But he was told if he did so, he would also have to foot the bill for the rest of his treatment, which he could not afford.
The report also finds that three emerging targeted therapies- GlaxoSmithKline's Armala, Pfizer's axitinib and Novartis's everolimus-will launch over the next decade and will achieve significant uptake in the second- line patient segment through 2017.
TargetmTOR.com is a new Web site for healthcare professionals. It provides the most current information on the mammalian Target Of Rapamycin (mTOR), an important new therapeutic target in cancer. The site is sponsored by Novartis Oncology, a leader in mTOR research.
University Park, Pa. During its first five years, Penn State Football Uplifting Athletes' "Lift For Life®" has experienced tremendous growth. More than $230,000 has been raised for the Kidney Cancer Association and members of 2008 Nittany Lion squad are looking to continue the growing contributions to this great cause. The Sixth Annual Penn State "Lift For Life" is set for Friday, July 11 from 2-7 p.m. in Holuba Hall. Last year's "Lift For Life" was the most successful to date, with more than 90 Nittany Lion football student-athletes testing their strength and endurance in an 11-event strength and conditioning challenge that raised more than $80,000 for the Kidney Cancer Association.
The money goes to Ally's House, a charity started after original band member Scott Webb's 2-year-old daughter, Allison, died of kidney cancer in 2003.
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