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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.
Most patients have kidney removed, despite organ-sparing surgery option

Most patients have kidney removed, despite organ-sparing surgery option

Imatinib mesylate (Gleevec) may not be effective at treating kidney cancer

Imatinib mesylate (Gleevec) may not be effective at treating kidney cancer

Americans' risk of dying from cancer continues to decline

Americans' risk of dying from cancer continues to decline

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is an effective, longlasting treatment for small kidney tumors in selected patients

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is an effective, longlasting treatment for small kidney tumors in selected patients

New anticancer drug SU11248 shows continued response for patients with late-stage kidney cancer

New anticancer drug SU11248 shows continued response for patients with late-stage kidney cancer

National clinical trial examines new option for kidney cancer patients

National clinical trial examines new option for kidney cancer patients

Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) entered into force today

Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) entered into force today

Evaluation of BAY 43-9006 (Sorafenib) for pancreatic cancer

Evaluation of BAY 43-9006 (Sorafenib) for pancreatic cancer

Key molecule helps identify renal cell carcinoma

Key molecule helps identify renal cell carcinoma

Lorus Therapeutics allowed Canadian patent to protect anticancer drugs

Lorus Therapeutics allowed Canadian patent to protect anticancer drugs

Shorter courses of chemotherapy for children with Wilms’ tumour most beneficial

Shorter courses of chemotherapy for children with Wilms’ tumour most beneficial

New method targeting hypermethylation detects ovarian cancer in the blood

New method targeting hypermethylation detects ovarian cancer in the blood

Gene therapy holds much promise for treating aggressive human superficial bladder cancer

Gene therapy holds much promise for treating aggressive human superficial bladder cancer

Molecular pathway in the brain may explain why some patients suffering from inflammatory diseases develop depression

Molecular pathway in the brain may explain why some patients suffering from inflammatory diseases develop depression

Immunotherapeutic strategy allowing patients to use their own immune system to fight their cancer

Immunotherapeutic strategy allowing patients to use their own immune system to fight their cancer

Prostate and kidney cancer can be detected in urine

Prostate and kidney cancer can be detected in urine

Cancer rates falling in the US

Cancer rates falling in the US

Smoking a lot more harmful than previously thought

Smoking a lot more harmful than previously thought

Smoking causes diseases in nearly every organ of the body

Smoking causes diseases in nearly every organ of the body

Radiologists use CT-Scans to inject gene therapy into tumors

Radiologists use CT-Scans to inject gene therapy into tumors