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Robotic inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombectomy successfully removes thrombus associated with kidney cancer

Inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombectomy is typically is performed via a large open incision, but recently the procedure was successfully performed robotically, using only seven small incisions.

Cabozantinib granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for kidney cancer

Cabozantinib granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for kidney cancer

The FDA has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation to cabozantinib for treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC).

Low risk of renal dysfuntion in patients with Wilms tumor undergoing partial nephrectomy

Low risk of renal dysfuntion in patients with Wilms tumor undergoing partial nephrectomy

Patients with unilateral Wilms tumor who underwent unilateral radical nephrectomy appear to have low risk for renal dysfunction.

Robotic IVC thrombectomy appears successful in patients with kidney cancer

Robotic IVC thrombectomy appears successful in patients with kidney cancer

Surgeons successfully performed an inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombectomy robotically in nine patients with kidney cancer.

Some pediatric patients with Wilms' tumor can avoid doxorubicin

Some pediatric patients with Wilms' tumor can avoid doxorubicin

Children with Wilm's tumor who are at low risk for relapse can be given less intensive treatment by omitting doxorubicin from the treatment regimen.

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