Kidney Cancer

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News: Kidney Cancer

UK's NICE Rejects Roche's Avastin In Bowel Cancer  -  23 Nov 2009
CNNMoney.comAvastin was previously rejected by NICE as a treatment for kidney cancer, alongside drugs from Bayer AG (BAYN.XE) and Wyeth, now part of Pfizer Inc. (PFE) .

Music feature: Eddie Sager may not have health insurance, but he has plenty of ...  -  23 Nov 2009
Creative Loafing SarasotaThe urologist that diagnosed his kidney cancer took a liking to good ol' Eddie, and felt the need to perform his two kidney surgeries free of charge. ...

Range of Cancer-Fighting Agents Get FDA Nod  -  23 Nov 2009
Oncology Nursing NewsVotrient (pazopanib) is the sixth drug to be approved for kidney cancer since 2005, joining sorafenib, sunitinib, temsirolimus, everolimus, and bevacizumab. ...

Relay For Life Kicks Off South Fork's Fundraising Effort To Cure Cancer  -  23 Nov 2009
Hamptons.comOn Thursday, Sadowski told of numerous duels that her family has had with cancer - her father is a kidney cancer survivor, her sister-in-law a survivor of ...

Study Finds Obesity to be Major Player in Cancer Development  -  23 Nov 2009
Natural News.com (registration)Pancreatic cancer ranked third at 28%, trailed by kidney cancer at 24%, gallbladder cancer at 21%, breast cancer at 17%, and colorectal cancer at 9%. ...

CHMP takes negative stance on Avastin for glioblastoma  -  23 Nov 2009
Pharma TimesThere was worse news for Antigenics as the CHMP adopted a negative opinion on Oncophage (vitespen), the US firm's vaccine for kidney cancer. ...

Now-closed bike shop was iconic symbol of family's passion  -  23 Nov 2009
Alton TelegraphA few years ago, Craig was diagnosed with kidney cancer, but worked at the shop as much as he could with the help of his wife, Diana, keeping up the family ...

UPDATE 1-Antigenics cancer vaccine gets negative EU panel vote  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
ReutersOncophage has fast track and orphan drug designations from the US Food and Drug Administration for both kidney cancer and metastatic melanoma. ...

UK's NICE says Bayer liver cancer drug too costly  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
ReutersO), which have already seen Nexavar turned down by the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) to treat kidney cancer. ...

'The huge benefit is the cancer will not be passed on'  -  ‎Nov 21, 2009‎
Sydney Morning HeraldLISA CHRISTY and her husband Aaron were unaware that their children could be affected by a rare kidney cancer when they decided to start a family. ...

NCCN Guidelines for Kidney Cancer Updated to Include Pazopanib for Advanced ...  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
ReutersNCCN has developed a new educational initiative, NCCN Guidelines Update Webinar Series(TM): Kidney Cancer, designed to quickly communicate significant ...

Coralville Woman Ready to Fight Cancer a Third Time  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
KCRGIn 2006, at the age of 27, Abbey had kidney cancer. Doctors removed her kidney and Abbey was back in her nurse's uniform in no time. ...

NCCN Guidelines Update Webinar Series™ Kidney Cancer program overview  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
UroTodayFORT WASHINGTON, PA, USA (Press Release) - November 9, 2009 - Patients with kidney cancer traditionally have not had many treatment choices. ...

American Napier wins bobsled gold at Lake Placid  -  ‎Nov 21, 2009‎
The Associated PressBill Napier died in June 2005 of kidney cancer, but not before skipping a cancer treatment to watch his son compete here in his first World Cup event. ...

New kidney cancer drug gets TGA tick  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Australian Life ScientistThe drug is approved for use in patients with renal cell carcinoma, commonly known as advanced kidney cancer, after failure of treatment with sunitinib ...

Questions and answers on the recommendation for the refusal of a change to the ...  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
PharmaLive.com (press release)What is happening with Avastin for the treatment of colorectal, breast, lung and kidney cancer? There are no consequences on the use of Avastin in its ...

Seattle Genetics Initiates Phase I Clinical Trial of Antibody-Drug Conjugate ...  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
WELT ONLINERCC is the most common type of kidney cancer in adults, representing approximately 90 percent of cases. The American Cancer Society estimates that there ...

A whole lotta love for Tommy Love  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Troy RecordWhen all my friends found out I had kidney cancer, I started getting phone calls from all over the place.� Love's first gig at age 15 was with Sid, ...

Incidence of Kidney Cancer Increasing  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
Space Coast Medicine and Healthy LivingThe most common type of kidney cancer is renal cell carcinoma, which begins in the cells that line the small tubes within the kidneys. ...

Afinitor gets TGA tick  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Pharmacy NewsAfinitor (everolimus) is a targeted therapy for renal cell carcinoma, commonly known as advanced kidney cancer, and is the first proven treatment to benefit ...

Research links over 100000 cancer cases yearly to obesity  -  ‎Nov 6, 2009‎
Examiner.com28 percent of pancreatic cancer cases; 24 percent of kidney cancer cases; 21 percent of gallbladder cancer cases; 17 percent of breast cancer cases; ...

Nederland teacher loses cancer battle  -  ‎Oct 31, 2009‎
Beaumont EnterpriseBut it was Esquivel's endless faith that touched most people and helped her and her family through her two-year battle with kidney cancer. ...

European medical advisory committee does not recommend approval of Avastin for ...  -  ‎Nov 21, 2009‎
PipelineReview.com (press release)...treatment of the advanced stages of four common types of cancer: colorectal cancer, breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and kidney cancer. ...

A Widow Paints A Health Care Protest  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
NPRHe died on June 17th of kidney cancer. He was 39 years old, with his wife and two young sons. For official Washington, this has been the season of health ...

Diseased Gums Dramatically Raise Your Cancer and Health Risks  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Earthtimes (press release)Gum disease is also related to many other diseases including stroke, kidney cancer, pancreatic cancer and blood cell cancers, and that the public needs to ...

With success, All Children's challenge grows  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Tampabay.comShe has been coming to All Children's from her home in Lecanto for almost a decade, after being diagnosed with kidney cancer as a child. ...

AVEO's Triple VEGF Receptor Inhibitor Tivozanib in Combination with mTOR ...  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung)Torisel is approved in the United States and European Union for the treatment of advanced kidney cancer. Preliminary results of this ongoing study show ...

Redskins Super Bowl MVP Visits Walter Reed  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
News Channel 8Specialist Miller had just rejoined his family in Germany after a tour in Iraq (web | news) when Emma was diagnosed with kidney cancer. ...

Backed by House, 6 patients sue Pawlenty, state officials  -  ‎Nov 21, 2009‎
Minneapolis Star TribuneForough Mahabady had kidney cancer, two hip replacements and has severe digestive problems. Unable to work, the Hennepin County woman lives on $955 a month ...

REG-Biocompatibles Intl.: Statement re Positive Data in Combination Therapy Trial  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
Reuters80 countries for the treatment of patients with liver cancer and in more than 90 countries for the treatment of patients with advanced kidney cancer. ...

NCCN updates renal cell carcinoma guidelines  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
HemOncTodayThe National Comprehensive Cancer Network has updated its Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology for Kidney Cancer to include pazopanib as a therapy ...

ASCO Releases Annual Progress Report on Top Cancer Research Advances  -  ‎Nov 11, 2009‎
Media Newswire (press release)The FDA approved new indications for targeted drugs to treat glioblastoma and advanced kidney cancer, both highly challenging forms of cancer. ...

Clinical and molecular genetic aspects of hereditary multiple cutaneous ...  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
John Libbey EurotextType II papillary RCC is the predominant type of kidney cancer in HLRCC [46]. These tumors tend to be very aggressive. Metastases are seen in more than 50% ...

Bayer and Onyx Announce Nexavar Data Presentations at 60th American ...  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
Reuters80 countries for the treatment of patients with liver cancer and in more than 90 countries for the treatment of patients with advanced kidney cancer. ...

Probation For Woman Who Faked Cancer  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
North Country Gazette...has admitted defrauding donors who contributed thousands of dollars to her for medical expenses related to her fictitious battle against kidney cancer. ...

Health tip of the day: Benefits of eating Halibut  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
tayyar.orgConsumption of fatty fish provides major protection against renal cell carcinoma, the most common form of kidney cancer. It also reduces risk of colorectal ...

Cancer victim's family to set up charity  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
Oxford MailTHE family of kidney cancer victim Andy Crabb are planning to help other sufferers by setting up a charity in his memory. ...

EDAP Appoints Top US Urologist to Lead FDA HIFU Clinical Trial  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
CNNMoney.com (press release)...in novel robotic devices and image-guidance systems, augmented reality imaging, and innovative focal ablation therapies for prostate and kidney cancer. ...

Onyx Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results; Nexavar ...  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
CNNMoney.com (press release)...therapy currently approved for the treatment of liver cancer and advanced kidney cancer in the US, European Union, Japan and other territories. ...

Palliative medicine draws doctors interested in easing suffering  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Centre Daily TimesDuring her late teens, when her father was suffering from metastatic kidney cancer and conventional treatments could no longer help him, ...

Onyx Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results; Nexavar ...  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
ReutersNexavar is currently approved for the treatment of liver cancer and advanced kidney cancer. Additionally, Nexavar is being investigated in several ongoing ...

Multidisciplinary meeting on urological cancers aims to benefit cancer patients  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Genetic Engineering News (press release)The 2nd European Multidisciplinary Meeting on Urological Cancers (EMUC) Embracing Excellence in Prostate, Bladder and Kidney Cancer - which is to take place ...

Three scientists receive Singapore Translational Research awards  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
Channel News AsiaProfessor Teh is one of the world's leading kidney cancer research scientists and a pioneer in molecular profiling of kidney cancer. ...

Health Care In Hazard: Cathy Nance  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
Kaiser Health NewsLater, she had kidney cancer. Because of poor health and inability to work, she became homeless, until she was helped by Harlan Countians for a Healthy ...

Medical pros discuss cancer at symposium  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
Fort Morgan Times...treatment options has also dramatically increased in the past 10 years for such cancers as colorectal cancer, leukemia and metastatic kidney cancer. ...

Homewood couple want village to 'curb' their problem  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
Southtown Star..."I have kidney cancer and had hip surgery this past summer. My husband (Paul) is 72 and he has his own health issues," said Malum, who has lived at the home ...

FlashForward Season 1, Episode 9 Review: Believe  -  ‎Nov 21, 2009‎
TheHDRoomWe discover that he had been diagnosed with advanced kidney cancer which is expected to be fatal and that he had seen suicide as a way of avoiding becoming ...

LACERDA: To lower cancer risk, fight fat this winter  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Villanovan (subscription)This is followed by 35 percent of esophageal cancer cases; 28 percent of pancreatic cancer cases; 24 percent of kidney cancer cases; 21 percent of ...

About 100000 Cancer Cases Each Year Due to Obesity  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
HealthNews28 percent, or 11900 cases, of pancreatic cancer; 24 percent, or 13900 cases, of kidney cancer; 21 percent, or 2000 cases, of gallbladder cancer; ...

Hospice opens  -  ‎Nov 21, 2009‎
Sarnia ObserverVan Hooren, who was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2005, had hopes of being a resident at the hospice in her final days. But that wasn't to be. ...



Background information on Kidney Cancer [When available]

Renal cell carcinoma, also known by the eponym Grawitz tumor, is the most common form of kidney cancer arising from the renal tubule. It is the most common type of kidney cancer in adults. Initial therapy is with surgery. It is notoriously resistant to radiation therapy and chemotherapy, although some cases respond to immunotherapy.

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