Renal cell carcinoma

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Renal cell carcinoma

Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is one of the most common types of kidney cancers seen in adults. RCC occurs more often in men between the ages of 50 to 70. The kidneys help get rid of waste in the body. There are small tubes in the kidneys that help filter waste from the blood and help make urine. RCC occurs when cells start growing uncontrollably in the lining of these small tubes. Symptoms may not appear in the early stages of renal cell carcinoma, which is why renal cell carcinoma is normally advanced when found. Later symptoms may include blood in urine, a lump in the abdomen, weight loss, anemia, and loss of appetite. If untreated, it may spread to the lymph nodes, lungs, liver, adrenal glands, brain, or bones.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Renal cell carcinoma" returned 2695 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Pancreatic metastases from renal cell carcinoma treated with stereotactic body radiation therapy.
 

Author(s): Maria T Bourlon, Arya Amini, Brian D Kavanagh, Thomas W Flaig

Journal: Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.). 2014 Nov;28(11):1008-12.

 

Last Updated: 6 Jan 2015

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Identification of genes and pathways involved in kidney renal clear cell carcinoma.
 

Author(s): William Yang, Kenji Yoshigoe, Xiang Qin, Jun S Liu, Jack Y Yang, Andrzej Niemierko, Youping Deng, Yunlong Liu, A Dunker, Zhongxue Chen, Liangjiang Wang, Dong Xu, Hamid R Arabnia, Weida Tong, Mary Yang

Journal: BMC Bioinformatics. 2014 ;15 Suppl 17():S2.

 

Kidney Renal Clear Cell Carcinoma (KIRC) is one of fatal genitourinary diseases and accounts for most malignant kidney tumours. KIRC has been shown resistance to radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Like many types of cancers, there is no curative treatment for metastatic KIRC. Using advanced ...

Last Updated: 6 Jan 2015

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Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome with clear cell renal cell carcinoma in a Chinese family.
 

Author(s): Zhichun Lin, Kenan Gong, Bo Pang, Changqing Zeng, Dake Zhang

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2014 ;53(24):2825-8.

 

Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (BHDS) is a rare autosomal dominant genodermatosis that presents as a clinical triad including follicular hamartomas, renal neoplasms and lung cysts associated with an increased risk of pneumothorax. FLCN gene defects have been identified as being responsible ...

Last Updated: 16 Dec 2014

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The terms "Renal cell carcinoma" returned 286 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Renal cell carcinoma.
 

Author(s): Eric Jonasch, Jianjun Gao, W Kimryn Rathmell

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The treatment of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) has changed greatly over the past 15 years. Progress in the surgical management of the primary tumor and increased understanding of the molecular biology and genomics of the disease have led to the development of new therapeutic agents. ...

Last Updated: 11 Nov 2014

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Robotic radical nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Anastasios D Asimakopoulos, Roberto Miano, Filippo Annino, Salvatore Micali, Enrico Spera, Beniamino Iorio, Giuseppe Vespasiani, Richard Gaston

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Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN) is the actual gold-standard for the treatment of clinically localized renal cell carcinoma (RCC) (cT1-2 with no indications for nephron-sparing surgery). Limited evidence is currently available on the role of robotics in the field of radical ...

Last Updated: 24 Sep 2014

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[Prognostic factors and associated models for metastatic renal cell carcinoma treated with targeted therapy].
 

Author(s): Zheng Zheng, Han-zhong Li, Yong-qiang Li

Journal: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. 2014 Aug;36(4):450-3.

 

Since 2006, tyrosine kinase inhibitors and anti-angiogenic drugs have revolutionized the treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma by improving progression-free survival and overall survival. The prognostic factors in metastatic renal cell carcinoma treated by targeted therapy ...

Last Updated: 1 Sep 2014

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Phase 3 Trial of Autologous Dendritic Cell Immunotherapy (AGS-003) Plus Standard Treatment of Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma; Renal Cell Carcinoma; Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

 

Last Updated: 15 May 2015

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AMG 172 First in Human Study in Patients With Kidney Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Renal Cell Adenocarcinoma; Clear Cell Renal Carcinoma; Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma; Renal Cell Carcinoma

 

Last Updated: 17 Oct 2014

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Immunotherapy Study for Metastatic Renal Cell Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma; Metastatic Clear-cell Renal Cancer; Recurrent Renal Cell Carcinoma; Refractory Renal Cell Carcinoma; Metastatic Kidney Cancer

 

Last Updated: 19 May 2015

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