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22 July 2014
Researchers have identified a population of clear cell renal cell carcinoma cells positive for the CTR2 marker that possess some stem-cell-like features and are able to induce an angiogenic response in vivo. Targeting CTR2 was shown to decrease drug resistance to cisplatin.
22 July 2014
Some patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma who are switched from a traditional sunitinib treatment schedule to an alternative schedule fare better on survival measures and suffer fewer adverse events, a Japanese study has found.
22 July 2014
Patients with renal cell carcinoma tumours larger than 4 cm benefit from undergoing elective partial nephrectomy rather than radical nephrectomy surgery, a study has found.
22 July 2014
Researchers have identified a population of clear cell renal cell carcinoma cells positive for the CTR2 marker that possess some stem-cell-like features and are able to induce an angiogenic response in vivo.
22 July 2014
Patients treated with targeted therapy for metastatic renal cell carcinoma may derive significant survival benefit from cytoreductive nephrectomy, particularly if their initial prognosis is good, study findings indicate.
21 July 2014
Sixteen-core prostate biopsy has a slightly higher cancer detection rate than 12-core biopsy, but with a similar safety profile and no increased detection of clinically insignificant tumours, study findings show.
01 July 2014
Cytoreductive nephrectomy predicts improved survival among patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma and synchronous metastases who have received first-line treatment with sunitinib, indicate study findings.
01 July 2014
Advanced age is not a reason to preclude patients from receiving vascular endothelial growth factor-targeted therapy for metastatic renal cell carcinoma, show study findings from a mixed-age patient population.
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