renal cell carcinoma

  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes:

    There are now many precision oncology treatments for the most common type of kidney cancer, renal cell carcinoma, which represents about 3% of all potentially lethal cancers in America. This summary from Medscape details all the traditional treatment approaches, as well as newer considerations.

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    Renal Cell Cancer Treatment: The Old, the Almost Old, and the New

    Emma Shtivelman, PhD

    Clear cell renal cell cancer (ccRCC) is the predominant type of kidney cancer, accounting for 70% to 75% of all kidney cancers. Here, I outline the current treatment landscape for ccRCC, highlighting what’s new and what’s on the horizon. Surgical removal of the cancerous kidney is most often the first treatment after diagnosis, especially if the tumors exceed 3- to 4 cm in size.… Read more »

  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Article from Medscape curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    This piece describes huge improvements in the standard of care and outcomes from combo therapy in metastatic renal cell carcinoma.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Article from Renal and Urology News curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    Microwave ablation has been shown to be a viable alternative to both radical and partial nephrectomy for kidney cancers that measure less than 7 cm in diameter. Outcomes for the two approaches are comparable.

    Go to full article published by Renal and Urology News.

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