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U.S. scientists have developed imaging technology that identifies a person's specific kidney tumor type prior to surgery.
Missed Opportunities: Too Few Americans Being Screened, Counseled To Prevent Colorectal Cancer, Obesity, Other Conditions
KCA and the and the ASCO Grants Selection Committee announce the selection of the 2007 Young Investigator Award: Patricia Tang, MD, Princess Margaret Hospital Research Title: "The Role of VEGF-A Signalling in Maintenance of the Glomerular Filtration Barrier and Blood Pressure"
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 4, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Imagine cancer surgery with barely a scar to show for it. For the first time in the world, Washington University surgeons at Barnes-Jewish Hospital (http://barnesjewish.org/) removed a large kidney cancer through a single incision at the patient's belly button. The world's first single incision robotic surgery (SIRS) was performed August 1 using the da Vinci(r) Surgical System in a two and a half hour procedure to remove a patient's kidney and a tumor measured at 12 centimeters - about twice the size of the kidney itself.
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