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Kidney cancer is usually defined is a cancer that originates in the kidney. The two most common types of kidney cancer, reflecting their location within the kidney, are renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and urothelial cell carcinoma (UCC) of the renal pelvis.
A personalized approach for patients with ccRCC-related mutations

A personalized approach for patients with ccRCC-related mutations

In an analysis of small molecules called metabolites used by the body to make fuel in normal and cancerous cells in human kidney tissue, a research team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania identified an enzyme key to applying the brakes on tumor growth. [More]
Researchers devise new method for extracting molecules from live cells

Researchers devise new method for extracting molecules from live cells

University of Houston researchers have devised a new method for extracting molecules from live cells without disrupting cell development, work that could provide new avenues for the diagnosis of cancer and other diseases. [More]
Pseudogenes may play key role in the discovery of new biomarkers

Pseudogenes may play key role in the discovery of new biomarkers

Dysfunctional, unloved and seemingly of little use, these poor-cousin relatives of genes have lost their protein-coding abilities. They contain material not essential for an organism's survival and are the "last stop" for removal of genomic waste. [More]
Mayo Clinic researchers uncover 31 genes key to clear cell renal cell carcinoma

Mayo Clinic researchers uncover 31 genes key to clear cell renal cell carcinoma

A genomic analysis of clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC), the most common form of kidney cancer, from 72 patients has uncovered 31 genes that are key to development, growth and spread of the cancer, say researchers from Mayo Clinic in Florida. [More]
Gene in brain promotes kidney cancer, report researchers

Gene in brain promotes kidney cancer, report researchers

A gene known to control brain growth and development is heavily involved in promoting clear cell renal cell carcinoma, the most common form of kidney cancer, researchers from Mayo Clinic in Florida are reporting. [More]
Western Oncolytics closes $275,000 in seed funding

Western Oncolytics closes $275,000 in seed funding

Western Oncolytics Ltd., a biotech company specializing in immuno-oncolytic cancer therapies, has closed $275,000 in seed funding. The proceeds are planned to set a path toward clinical trials and execute initial manufacturing for its novel virus-based cancer therapy, which delivers genes to guide the immune system to kill cancer cells. [More]
Low cholesterol may increase mortality risk in patients with kidney cancer

Low cholesterol may increase mortality risk 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. [More]
Research finding paves way for targeted approaches to treating cancer patients

Research finding paves way for targeted approaches to treating cancer patients

Twelve years ago, UNC School of Medicine researcher Brian Strahl, PhD, found that a protein called Set2 plays a role in how yeast genes are expressed - specifically how DNA gets transcribed into messenger RNA. Now his lab has found that Set2 is also a major player in DNA repair, a complicated and crucial process that can lead to the development of cancer cells if the repair goes wrong. [More]
UH receives $2M grant from Texas agency to map 3-D architecture of tumors using KESM

UH receives $2M grant from Texas agency to map 3-D architecture of tumors using KESM

Cancer imaging expert David Mayerich will join the University of Houston's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering this fall. [More]
Bristol-Myers Squibb announces study results of nivolumab drug in patients with renal cell carcinoma

Bristol-Myers Squibb announces study results of nivolumab drug in patients with renal cell carcinoma

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company today announced results from a Phase 2 and a Phase 1b study of its investigational PD-1 immune checkpoint inhibitor nivolumab in patients with advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC), commonly known as kidney cancer. [More]
ArQule reports net loss of $7,141,000 in first quarter 2014

ArQule reports net loss of $7,141,000 in first quarter 2014

ArQule, Inc. today announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2014. For the quarter ended March 31, 2014, the Company reported a net loss of $7,141,000 or $0.11 per share, compared to a net loss of $5,775,000, or $0.09 per share, for the first quarter of 2013. [More]
RPCI research finds patients with metastatic kidney cancer benefit from HDIL-2 immunotherapy

RPCI research finds patients with metastatic kidney cancer benefit from HDIL-2 immunotherapy

A retrospective study published online ahead of print in the medical journal Urology by a physician team from Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) found that patients with metastatic kidney cancer — even those with chronic renal insufficiency — can tolerate and benefit from a treatment called high-dose interleukin-2 (HDIL-2) immunotherapy. [More]
Novel bioinformatics approach suggests antimicrobial drug may help in treating advanced kidney cancer

Novel bioinformatics approach suggests antimicrobial drug may help in treating advanced kidney cancer

Developing and testing a new anti-cancer drug can cost billions of dollars and take many years of research. [More]
Study reveals how ovarian cancer metabolism changes between early, late stages

Study reveals how ovarian cancer metabolism changes between early, late stages

A Rice University-led analysis of the metabolic profiles of hundreds of ovarian tumors has revealed a new test to determine whether ovarian cancer cells have the potential to metastasize, or spread to other parts of the body. The study also suggests how ovarian cancer treatments can be tailored based on the metabolic profile of a particular tumor. [More]
Lin28 gene may hold clues to regeneration of damaged kidneys in adults

Lin28 gene may hold clues to regeneration of damaged kidneys in adults

​Nearly one-third of cases of Wilms tumor, a pediatric cancer of the kidney, are linked to a gene called Lin28, according to research from Boston Children's Hospital. Mice engineered to express Lin28 in their kidneys developed Wilms tumor, which regressed when Lin28 was withdrawn, indicating that strategies aimed at blocking or deactivating the gene hold therapeutic promise for children with Wilms. [More]
Misplaced protein provides promising drug target for kidney cancer

Misplaced protein provides promising drug target for kidney cancer

The shortage of oxygen, or hypoxia, created when rapidly multiplying kidney cancer cells outgrow their local blood supply can accelerate tumor growth by causing a nuclear protein called SPOP-which normally suppresses tumor growth-to move out of the nucleus to the cytoplasm, where it has the opposite effect, promoting rapid proliferation. [More]
Renal mass biopsy rates increasing in kidney cancer

Renal mass biopsy rates increasing in kidney cancer

Rates of renal mass biopsy have been historically low in patients with kidney cancer, but are steadily rising, shows an analysis of Medicare data. [More]
Patient with advanced bladder cancer shows complete response to everolimus and pazopanib drugs

Patient with advanced bladder cancer shows complete response to everolimus and pazopanib drugs

A patient with advanced bladder cancer experienced a complete response for 14 months to the drug combination everolimus and pazopanib in a phase I trial, and genomic profiling of his tumor revealed two alterations that may have caused this exceptional response, according to a study published in Cancer Discovery, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. [More]
Survival rates for bladder cancer in UK are falling, confirms new study

Survival rates for bladder cancer in UK are falling, confirms new study

Of the top 10 cancers in the UK, bladder cancer is only one where survival rates have been shown to be getting worse. New figures published this month in the Journal of Clinical Urology confirm in a study of cases of bladder cancer in England over a 19 year period (from 1990 until 2009) that survival rates here in the UK are falling and are worse than in than in other European countries with similar incidence rates. [More]
Partial nephrectomy may offer younger renal cancer patients survival advantage

Partial nephrectomy may offer younger renal cancer patients survival advantage

Partial nephrectomy may offer younger patients with localized renal cancer a distinct survival advantage compared with the complete removal of the kidney, US research suggests. [More]