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Patients with renal cell carcinoma tumours larger than 4 cm benefit from undergoing elective partial nephrectomy (PN) rather than radical nephrectomy (RN) surgery, a study has found.
By Michael B. Lawing, member Kidney Cancer Association board of directors, and kidney cancer survivor
Dr. Andre Khalil of the University of Maine, studying breast cancer and Dr. Leif Oxburgh from Maine Medical Center Research Institute, studying kidney cancer, each received nearly $180,000 to further their research.
An enzyme called FBP1 -- essential for regulating metabolism -- binds to a transcription factor in the nucleus of certain kidney cells and restrains energy production in the cell body, researchers report.
Immunotherapy, a type of treatment designed to enhance or restore the body’s ability to fight cancerous cells by activating the immune system, has long been a mainstay of treatment for kidney cancer, and continues to attract considerable attention from oncologists and patients alike. The attention is not only due to the clinical benefits that patients continue to experience with immunotherapy, but also to the apparent promise of newer immunotherapeutic agents that are currently being investigated in clinical trials.
Technique using magnetic nanomaterials offers promise for diagnosis, gene therapy
“To see the impact that we make on the families around the area, with kidney cancer families, is always very rewarding,” tight end Adam Breneman said.
Many well-known pharmacy benefit managers and insurance companies, including Express Scripts, Catamaran, Optum, United HealthCare, and BCBS of various states, have made major changes to their coverage of prescribed compounded medicines.
Prof. Dr. Marniza Saad, Associate Professor and Consultant Oncologist at University Malaya Medical Centre
Dr. Robert Figlin describes a clinical trial for patients with advanced disease.
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