Kidney Cancer

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 4:24pm

After a kidney cancer diagnosis, one of the first questions your physician will seek to answer in developing your treatment plan will be whether your cancer can be treated with surgery — the standard, primary treatment for many patients. And if so, can you still keep your kidney?

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 11:46am
Results from the CheckMate 214 clinical trial show that combined therapy with two immunotherapy drugs, nivolumab and ipilimumab, can be very effective in the treatment of renal cell carcinoma, the most common type of kidney cancer.
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 10:00am
Kidney cancer kills about 14,000 people every year. It is especially deadly when it is found in the late stages. Scott was first diagnosed with kidney cancer in January of 2011 and given only 10 months to live...that was 7 years ago.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 4:03pm

Ten years ago, patients diagnosed with advanced-stage kidney cancer had few options, and none of them were very promising. But in recent years, we have seen a revolution in kidney cancer treatment with ten new targeted drugs winning FDA approval.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 1:55pm

Six years after treatment for kidney cancer, Robert Kayser reflects on the good fortune that led to his surprise diagnosis, successful surgery, and a healthy retirement filled with bicycling, artisan bread baking and traveling in coastal Alabama.

 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 12:00pm
As Immunotherapy Awareness Month winds down, we want to highlight three different clinical trials being led by physicians at our Center for Immunotherapy of novel immunotherapy approaches for treating genitourinary cancers.
Friday, February 21, 2014 - 12:20pm

My husband, Brian Townson was in his 60s when he learned that he had collecting duct renal carcinoma (CDC), a rare and very aggressive form of kidney cancer that is usually diagnosed after it has spread to other parts of the body.

Friday, May 17, 2013 - 2:51pm

When it comes to kidney cancer, there has been more promising news as of late. Treatments for the disease have changed dramatically over the past few years.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 7:31am

Until recently, radiation therapy has played a very limited role in the treatment of kidney tumors.