Kidney Disease

Study finds genetic link for rare intestinal cancer

Heredity accounts for up to 35 percent of small intestinal carcinoid, a rare digestive cancer, according to findings from a team at the National Institutes of Health. The researchers examined families with ...

Apr 17, 2015
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Nephropathy refers to damage to or disease of the kidney. An older term for this is nephrosis.

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