kidney cancer

Best of GU Cancers 2015: Dr. Thrasher’s picks and moreNew, large-scale studies on active surveillance, IMRT complications, and robotic versus open prostatectomy were among the highlights of this year’s Genitourinary Cancers Symposium.
Nonthermal technique promising for small renal tumorsPercutaneous irreversible electroporation is showing promise as a novel minimally invasive approach for treating small renal tumors, according to the experience of urologists at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas.
New hope for treating deep renal tumors?If further work with irreversible electroporation refines its capacity for discrete tissue ablation deep within the kidney and adjacent to large blood vessels, and especially if larger tumors can be addressed, then this would be a major step forward in the minimally invasive treatment of localized renal cancer.
Are women with PCOS at greater risk of cancer?According to a new study in Gynecologic Oncology, women who have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may be at greater risk of developing some types of cancer.
USC urologists take robot to next level in thrombectomy - VIDEO
USC urologists take robot to next level in thrombectomy - VIDEOUrologists at the University of Southern California’s Institute of Urology in Los Angeles are taking robotic kidney surgery to a new level. Inderbir S. Gill, MD, MCh, executive director of the USC Institute of Urology, has pioneered the use of the robot in patients with complex (level III) inferior vena cava thrombi.
Immunotherapy will define new era of GU cancer care
Immunotherapy will define new era of GU cancer careIn this interview, Arie Belldegrun, MD, discusses the benefits of cancer immunotherapy, the importance of a multidisciplinary treatment approach, and what the future holds for this treatment.
Robot linked with improved kidney Ca careKidney cancer patients were more likely to undergo partial nephrectomy when treated in hospitals that were early adopters of robotic surgery, according to a recent report that one leading expert calls “some of the best evidence to date of a favorable impact of surgical robots in urologic care.”
Smoking raises risk of second smoking-related cancerSurvivors of bladder, kidney, and two other forms of cancer who smoked 20 or more cigarettes a day prior to their cancer diagnoses have an up to fivefold higher risk of developing a second smoking-associated cancer compared to survivors of the same cancers who never smoked.
AUA 2014: Studies shine light on new PCa tests, TRT safetyIn our “Best of AUA” report, Urology Times’ editors and writers present the AUA annual meeting’s take-home messages in 15 therapeutic areas.
Best of AUA 2014: Kidney CancerMonish Aron, MD, presents the take home messages on kidney cancer from the AUA annual meeting in Orlando, FL.