Oncology & Cancer

Fake organs guide the way for 'impossible' cancer surgery

Anthony Camnetar remembers the first time he was told that he had von Hippel-Lindau syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. He was 12 years old and his mother, who had just picked him up from school, broke the news through tears ...

Oncology & Cancer

Recommendations developed for small renal mass management

(HealthDay)—In a clinical practice guideline published online Jan. 16 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, recommendations are presented for the management of patients with small renal masses (SRMs).

Surgery

Superior morbidity profile for robotic partial nephrectomy

(HealthDay)—Compared with laparoscopic partial nephrectomy, robotic partial nephrectomy is associated with a superior morbidity profile, according to a meta-analysis published in the November issue of The Journal of Urology.

Oncology & Cancer

X-rays have low diagnostic yield for pulmonary metastases

(HealthDay)—For patients treated for T1a renal cell carcinoma, chest X-rays have low diagnostic yield for detecting pulmonary metastases, according to a study published in the August issue of The Journal of Urology.

Diabetes

Diabetes predicts worse survival in renal cell carcinoma

(HealthDay)—Diabetes mellitus is associated with worse prognosis in terms of progression-free, overall, and cancer-specific survival in patients with renal cell carcinoma treated surgically, according to a study published ...

Oncology & Cancer

Surveillance beats radical nephrectomy for small masses

(HealthDay)—Patients with small renal masses who have a radical nephrectomy are significantly more likely to experience up staging to a more advanced chronic kidney disease stage based on glomerular filtration rate ranges, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Value of robot-assisted surgery in kidney CA accrues over time

(HealthDay)—Robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery for kidney cancer is associated with considerable benefits, which outweigh health care and surgical costs, according to a study published in the February issue of Health ...

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