Kidney Disease

Widely used kidney cancer drugs can't stop recurrence

Two widely used targeted therapy drugs approved by the FDA for the treatment of metastatic kidney cancer—sorafenib and sunitinib—are no more effective than a placebo in preventing return of the disease to increase life ...

Mar 10, 2016
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Study suggests link between obesity and kidney cancer

Receptors for leptin, a protein hormone, may be associated with tumor recurrence in patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC), providing further understanding about molecular links between obesity and RCC tumor formation and ...

Apr 13, 2016
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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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