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27 October 2014
Tumour necrosis factor - α appears to play a key role in the promotion of invasion and metastasis in clear cell renal cell carcinomas, Japanese study findings indicate.
27 October 2014
A lack of a clinical response to an allogenic gene-modified renal cell cancer vaccine may be due to insufficient type 1 T-helper cell polarisation, show results of a gene expression profiling study.
27 October 2014
Survival outcomes and overall complication rates of partial nephrectomy for clinical T2 renal masses are comparable to those of radical nephrectomy when the pathological staging, histology and grading of the tumours are similar, researchers report.
27 October 2014
Study findings support the primary use of laparoscopic renal cryoablation for long-term disease control in patients with a newly diagnosed single clinical T1a small renal mass.
24 October 2014
The accuracy of lung cancer diagnosis using 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose–positron emission tomography may be compromised in areas with endemic infectious lung diseases, research suggests.
24 October 2014
A large proportion of patients with lung cancer do not receive guideline-recommended imaging, US study data show.
24 October 2014
Epidermal growth factor receptor–tyrosine kinase inhibitors appear to significantly reduce the efficacy of subsequent chemotherapy in patients with EGFR-mutated non-small-cell lung cancer, Chinese researchers report.
23 October 2014
A phase III randomised controlled trial shows that intrathoracic radiotherapy after chemotherapy significantly reduces the chances of disease progression in patients with extensive-stage small-cell lung cancer.
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