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Genetic assay is predictive of prognosis for kidney cancer

Genetic assay is predictive of prognosis for kidney cancer

A test that has the potential to improve treatment of patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC).

Organ preservation in kidney cancer more likely at facilities that are early adopters of robotic surgery

Patients with operable kidney cancers were more likely to have a partial nephrectomy, which is the recommended treatment for localized tumors, when treated in hospitals that were early adopters of robotic surgery, according to a new study.

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.

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