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After adjusting for age, gender, obesity, and smoking, statin use was associated with a 48% lower risk of the malignancy, the researchers reported in Urology (2008;71:118-122)
The Association encourages people to join the American Kidney Cancer Alliance, an ad-hoc group dedicated to the eradication of kidney cancer, by joining the Virtual March on Capitol Hill letter writing campaign on World Kidney Day.
Recently approved agents offer promising treatment possibilities for patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and the order in which these agents are administered may positively impact clinical response.
University of Tokyo researchers have successfully produced kidneys and pancreases in biotech mice programmed to grow without the organs by injecting embryonic stem cells derived from healthy mice into fertilized mice eggs.
Avastin can cause kidney damage by doing what it's supposed to -- but in the wrong place, a study shows. The study finding shouldn't stop use of the medication.
Trovax, a treatment that will hopefully combat all solid tumours, has just entered the third and final stage of its kidney cancer trial.
A very close cousin of hers died of kidney cancer.
Lenocta is currently in a Phase IIa clinical trial as a potential treatment for renal cell carcinoma
VioQuest Pharmaceuticals VQPH today announced that the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has accepted for oral presentation the Company's abstract for Lenocta(TM) (sodium stibogluconate), an inhibitor of certain protein tyrosine phosphatases.
This means many patients who are candidates for less radical surgical procedures, such as a partial nephrectomy where only part of the kidney is removed, may not be getting them, the California researchers said.
Oxford BioMedica (LSE: OXB), a leading gene therapy company, announced today that it has successfully completed patient enrolment in the Phase III TRIST study of TroVax in renal cancer.
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