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Henry Ford Hospital atudy: Hepatitis C infection doubles risk for kidney cancer
Physicians at Henry Ford Hospital have found that infection with the hepatitis C virus increases the risk for developing kidney cancer. Using administrative data from more than 67,000 Henry Ford Health System patients, physicians found that over the period 1997-2008, 0.6 percent patients with hepatitis C infection developed kidney cancer whereas only 0.3 percent patients without the disease developed kidney cancer. (2010-04-07)

Kidney cancer associated with Chinese herbal medicine
Two years ago, Dr Graham M Lord and colleagues reported in The Lancet that two people who had been taking Chinese herbal medicines had developed kidney failure (Lancet 1999;354:481-82). The authors now report in this week's issue of The Lancet that one of these patients has developed kidney cancer. (2001-11-01)

Low cholesterol linked with worse survival in patients with kidney cancer
People are often told to reduce their cholesterol to improve their heart health, but new research suggests that low cholesterol may increase kidney cancer patients' risk of dying from their disease. The findings, which are published in BJU International, indicate that cholesterol testing may help doctors as they monitor and treat patients with kidney cancer. (2014-06-12)

Potential new treatment for kidney failure in cancer patients
Kidney dysfunction is a frequent complication affecting more than 50 percent of all cancer patients, and is directly linked to poor survival. Despite the high occurrence, it is still not clear how presence of a tumor contributes to kidney dysfunction and how this can be prevented. A new study from researchers at Uppsala University shows that kidney dysfunction can be caused by the patient's own immune system, 'tricked' by the tumor to become activated. (2017-04-25)

Novel blood test predicts kidney cancer risk and survival five years prior to diagnosis
In a new study published in Clinical Cancer Research, investigators explore whether a blood test can detect higher concentrations of KIM-1 in patients who will go on to develop kidney cancer up to five years later. Their results show that KIM-1 substantially helped distinguish between those who went on to develop kidney cancer from those who did not. (2018-08-10)

Can kidney disease cause cancer?
Moderate kidney disease increases an older man's risk of developing certain cancers, according to an upcoming study in the Journal of the American Society Nephrology. Given that chronic kidney disease affects about a third of older men, maintaining kidney function could help prevent cancer in the general population. (2009-04-30)

Occupational sunlight exposure and kidney cancer risk in men
Study says men employed in occupations with potential exposure to high levels of sunlight have a reduced risk of kidney cancer compared with men who were less likely to be exposed to sunlight at work. (2010-03-08)

Researchers develop mini kidneys from urine cells
Scientists from Utrecht University, University Medical Center Utrecht and Hubrecht Institute have successfully created kidney organoids from urine cells. This could lead to a wide range of new treatments that are less onerous for kidney patients. The results of the research will be published in Nature Biotechnology today. (2019-03-04)

UNC researcher receives AACR and Kure It Kidney Cancer research grant
The American Association for Cancer Research and Kure It have announced that William Y. Kim, M.D., will receive a 2012 AACR-Kure It Grant for Kidney Cancer Research. (2012-12-21)

Less radical surgery for kidney cancer is equally effective to radical alternativve and less likely to cause failure to other kidney
A Mayo Clinic study has found that a less radical surgical procedure that removes only the tumor for treatment of kidney cancer results in equivalent long-term survival when compared to its more radical alternative, removal of the entire kidney, and is less likely to result in renal failure in the second kidney. (2000-12-13)

Genetically engineered T cell tackles kidney cancer
As part of a project financed by NWO, an experimental method has been developed to tackle metastasised kidney cancer. After being engineered outside the body, T cells taken from the body's own immune system attack the cancer. Clinical studies in the next few years will show whether the medication also works in actual practice. (2001-11-26)

Kidney removal does not prolong the lives of elderly patients with localized kidney cancer
A new study indicates that patients aged 75 years or older who have confined kidney tumors do not live longer if they have their entire kidney removed. (2010-05-10)

A new pharmaceutical drug that halts progress of metastatic kidney cancer
Research has shown the efficacy of a pharmaceutical drug known as sunitinib which halts progress of metastatic kidney cancer. The work was published recently in the prestigious international medical journal, the New England Journal of Medicine. (2007-03-01)

Difference between cystatin C- and creatinine-based eGFRs contains clinical information
It is common to see clinic patients whose eGFR by creatinine and cystatin are different by >15 mL/min. Potok et al surmised that these differences, usually overlooked in favor of a combined eGFR, carry important information. The authors examined the intra-individual difference in eGFR by cystatin vs. creatinine (eGFRDiff) and found that eGFRDiff may hold prognostic information as a negative eGFRDiff at any level of kidney function was associated with higher risk of frailty, CVD, and death. (2020-07-16)

How less can be more when treating some kidney cancers
A new Mayo Clinic study suggests that removing the entire kidney from younger patients with small kidney tumors may lead to decreased overall survival compared with an operation that removes the tumor but leaves the kidney intact. (2008-01-09)

When kidneys fail
When was the last time you considered your kidney health? How about never? You're not alone. Most people take their kidneys for granted. Yet more than a quarter of a million people in this country need dialysis or a kidney transplant to stay alive. In addition, more than 50,000 people die from kidney failure each year. (2001-01-30)

Financial relationships and prescribing practices between physicians and drug companies
In a study published in The Oncologist, physicians treating certain cancers who consistently received payments from a cancer drug's manufacturer were more likely to prescribe that drug over alternative treatments. (2019-02-06)

Aging alone does not explain kidney pathology
Histopathology in non-neoplastic kidney tissue from 1,347 nephrectomy specimens showed very limited histopathologic changes in subset of older individuals. (2020-10-21)

Study examines role of biomarkers to evaluate kidney injury in cancer patients
A study by Mayo Clinic researchers published in Kidney International Reports finds that immune checkpoint inhibitors, may have negative consequences in some patients, including acute kidney inflammation, known as interstitial nephritis. Immune checkpoint inhibitors are used to treat cancer by stimulating the immune system to attack cancerous cells. (2021-02-03)

'Treatment disconnect' in kidney cancer: Rising mortality despite more small tumors, more surgery
The rising incidence of kidney cancer may be due to an increase in the number of small, treatable kidney tumors, according to a study in the September 20 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (2006-09-19)

700 women with urinary cancers missing out on prompt diagnosis every year
Around 700 women in England with symptoms of kidney or bladder cancer are missing out on prompt diagnosis and treatment of their condition every year, reveals research in the online only journal BMJ Open. (2013-06-24)

Northwell Health's Feinstein Institute discovers cancer treatment for transplant patients
Kenar D. Jhaveri, M.D., and Richard Barnett, M.D., Feinstein Institute for Medical Research scientists and Northwell Health Department of Internal Medicine nephrologists, published a Letter to the Editor in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, which profiles a novel drug combination with the potential to help prevent rejection of a donor kidney in transplant patients undergoing cancer treatment. (2017-01-18)

Fish-oil supplement slows progression of kidney disease
A daily dose of fish oil slows the progression of disease in people suffering from IgA nephropathy, a relatively common kidney disease with potentially serious consequences. (1999-09-03)

Kidney disease in Canada: 12.5 percent of adults afflicted, yet many unaware
An estimated 12.5 percent of Canadians in Canada have evidence of chronic kidney disease, including people without risk factors such as high blood pressure and diabetes, according to a study published in CMAJ. (2013-05-06)

4-MDCT 'excellent technique' for evaluating kidney donors
3D four-slice multidetector computed tomography (4-MDCT) shows exquisite anatomical detail in evaluating kidney donors, says a new study by researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. (2004-05-03)

Research suggests that medications for kidney transplants increase risk of skin cancer
A study led by researchers at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) has analysed the pattern of skin cancer rates in kidney transplant patients, which suggests the increased risk is related to the anti-rejection medications. (2019-02-27)

Kidney disease patients have higher out-of-pocket costs than stroke and cancer patients
Patients who have chronic kidney disease but are not on dialysis have higher out-of-pocket healthcare expenses than even stroke and cancer patients, according to a Loyola University Chicago study published in BMC Nephrology. (2017-01-17)

Air pollution is associated with cancer mortality beyond lung cancer
A large scale epidemiological study associates some air pollutants with kidney, bladder and colorectal cancer death. (2017-10-31)

Fox Chase Cancer Center research shows kidney cancer can be diagnosed in urine
Fox Chase Cancer Center scientists have demonstrated the ability to diagnose kidney cancer by evaluating a patient's urine. The researchers tested the urine of 50 kidney cancer patients and found DNA evidence for kidney cancer in 44 of the samples. In particular, the test identified 27 of the 30 early cancers in the group. When applied to the urine of healthy people, the test turned up no false-positives, making it extremely accurate. (2003-12-15)

Global atlas of kidney health release on April 12 at World Congress of Nephrology
A global study of the burden of kidney disease will be released at the World Congress of Nephrology on Friday, April 12. It will reveal the the impact social, economic and political factors have on access to treatment. More than 2 million people die every year worldwide because of little or no access to dialysis or kidney transplantation. (2019-04-07)

Patients with a certain form of kidney disease may have a reduced risk of cancer
After adjusting for demographic differences between kidney transplant recipients with polycystic kidney disease (PKD) and other kidney transplant recipients, PKD patients were 16 percent less likely to develop cancer than others who received a kidney transplant. (2014-05-22)

Kidney cancer's developmental source revealed
In the first experiment of its kind, scientists have revealed the precise identity of cancer cells of the most common childhood and adult kidney cancers. Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the University of Cambridge and their collaborators showed the cancer cells are versions of specific healthy cells from developing or adult kidneys. Reported in Science, this study could lead to the development of completely new methods of treating kidney cancers. (2018-08-09)

Kidney cancer reveals its weak link
A team of researchers at Chalmers University of Technology has found that kidney cancer cells have a quite different metabolism than other types of malignancies. The findings pave the way for new methods of diagnosing kidney cancer at an early stage, a feat that had eluded researchers earlier, and thereby fresh approaches to treatment. (2014-02-17)

Can older adults safely donate kidneys?
With increasing organ demand, living kidney donation from older donors has become more common. (2018-06-20)

Ion channel inhibition limits injury-induced loss of kidney filtration
In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Anna Greka and colleagues at Massachusetts General Hospital determined that mice lacking the ion channel TRPC5 were protected from losing kidney filter function following kidney injury. (2013-11-08)

Kidney stones linked with small increased risk of later kidney problems
Kidney stones are associated with a small but significant increased risk of developing more serious kidney problems later in life, suggests a study published on today. (2012-08-30)

New findings on tolvaptan as autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease treatment
A phase 3 trial studying the effects of tolvaptan has found that the drug slowed the rate of decline in kidney function in patients with the most common form of polycystic kidney disease, a condition with no cure. (2017-11-04)

Cancer-seeking 'smart bombs' target kidney cancer cells
Researchers are halting kidney cancer with a novel form of radioimmunotherapy that zeroes in on antigens associated with renal cell carcinoma. (2011-06-06)

URMC study clarifies surgical options for kidney cancer
Surgery is often the first step in treating kidney cancer, and new data from the University of Rochester Medical Center, which contradicts earlier research, questions whether removal of only the tumor (partial nephrectomy) is better than removing the entire kidney (radical nephrectomy). (2013-07-24)

Researchers find new target for kidney cancer therapy
Cincinnati Cancer Center researchers have discovered that a membrane channel, Transient Receptor Potential Melastatin 3, or TRPM3, promotes growth of kidney cancer tumors, and targeting this channel therapeutically could lead to more treatments for a disease that currently has few treatment options. (2014-11-10)

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