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Genetic sequence of rare kidney cancer reveals unique alterations involving telomerase

An international scientific collaboration has revealed clues about genetic alterations that may contribute to a rare form of kidney cancer, providing new insights not only into this rare cancer but other types as well.

Less radical procedures control kidney cancer similarly to surgery

Needle-guided tumor destruction procedures offer near equivalent lengths of cancer control when compared with surgery for patients with small kidney cancer tumors.

Mutations in a gene essential for cell regulation cause kidney cancer in children

Mutations in a gene that helps regulate when genes are switched on and off in cells have been found to cause rare cases of Wilms tumor, the most common kidney cancer occurring in children.

Metabolic enzyme stops progression of most common kidney cancer

In an analysis of small molecules called metabolites, a research team identified an enzyme key to applying the brakes on tumor growth.

Robot-assisted surgery technique improves kidney cancer surgery

Robot-assisted surgery technique improves kidney cancer surgery

A novel robot-assisted surgery technique may help with removal to difficult to locate tumors.

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