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18 August 2014
There has been a recent increase in use of radiotherapy in Japanese men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer and a concomitant decrease in use of androgen deprivation therapy, study findings indicate.
18 August 2014
Among men with prostate cancer detected on screening, survival among those with a mutation in the BRCA2 gene is much poorer than in those without such a mutation, researchers report.
18 August 2014
Lymphopenia is a significant predictor of outcome in patients undergoing surgery for papillary renal cell carcinoma, US researchers report.
04 August 2014
Japanese researchers have identified certain pelvic anatomic features in men who have undergone radical prostatectomy that are associated with specific lower urinary tract symptoms.
01 August 2014
People with diabetes mellitus have a significantly increased risk of developing head and neck cancer compared with those without the condition, show results of a large study conducted in Taiwan.
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.
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