Victor Ellis was diagnosed last August with medullary renal cell carcinoma, a brutal and largely unfamiliar cancer that originated in his kidney and quickly spread to his lungs, chest cavity, spine and pelvis. Last month, the cancer spread to his heart.
A patient with a solitary brain metastasis from renal cell carcinoma achieved partial response of a cerebral lesion following treatment with sunitinib.
Child has a rare form of kidney cancer called nephroblastoma, or Wilms' tumor.
The partner of music legend Tony Wilson has spoken of her disgust at the cancer drugs lottery which denied him NHS treatment for kidney cancer in his final months.
Teammates of Hannie Vanderkaay raised over $6,000 at a recent benefit hockey game in aid of the Charlottetown man stricken with kidney cancer.
Public comment: Anyone who believes that socialized medicine is going to save them is doomed. If you get cancer in Canada, the treatment you will receive is out of date chemotherapy that will do nothing except expedite your death. Canadians who can afford it go to the USA when they get sick so that they will have access to modern treatment.
Eleanor Clift wrote a book, 'Two Weeks of Life,' about the last days of her husband, Tom Brazaitis. Dying of kidney cancer, he elected to spend his remaining time at home with hospice care rather than in an institution.
95 percent effective when the tumors are four centimeters or smaller.
The National Cancer Institutes (NCIs) investment in kidney cancer research has increased 25% since fiscal year 2002 to $33.4 million. [PDF]
Waiting at his home were hospice workers to make him comfortable.
Angry cancer patient takes on his health board after being refused treatment widely available in other areas of the country.