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A breakthrough therapy shown to extend median overall survival of patients with metastatic (advanced) renal cell carcinoma (RCC), the most common form of kidney cancer,(1,2) has been approved by Health Canada.
New cancer statistics show a rise in cancer deaths in 2005 and an overall drop in the cancer death rate since 1990
American Indians and Alaska Natives have the highest rate of kidney cancer cases and deaths from kidney cancer, the report also shows.
A team of scientists from JILA, a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the University of Colorado at Boulder have released a promising study on the correlation between breath and the detection of disease, including kidney cancer.
One London-area man with kidney cancer has access to the treatment he seeks through private insurance, while a second man with the same ailment -- but no private insurance -- is denied the drug he needs.
Best known to television viewers as the easygoing man Rhoda Morgenstern married and divorced during the run of Valerie Harper's hit 1970s sitcom, Groh died following his fight with renal cancer.
The more weight you carry on your body, the greater your odds of developing cancer, British researchers report
In men, such an increase in BMI raised the risk of kidney cancer by 24 percent.
Presented phase 1 data for second-generation MET inhibitor XL184, selective PI3K inhibitor XL147 and dual PI3K/mTOR inhibitor XL765, and phase 2 data for XL880 in papillary renal cell carcinoma and phase 2 data for XL647 in NSCLC in October.
Mansfield, Texas, named Thursday "Haley Hart Day" for a 4-year-old who has been battling a common type of childhood kidney cancer.
Fifteen per cent of patients who took sunitinib, a pill used to treat kidney cancer, developed heart failure, US researchers reported on Wednesday.
Fewer than half of English primary care trusts will pay for a new kidney cancer drug called Sutent. Others are reluctant to fork out for the drug. Health Editor Barry Nelson examines a clear case of how the postcode lottery can leave lives in the balance
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