Survey finds kidney cancer patients face anxiety over delayed scan results

A survey by Kidney Cancer UK involving 77 kidney cancer patients found that up to 85% are suffering from ‘scanxiety’ and that 66% of patients are waiting at least three weeks after their scan while 20% are waiting for eight weeks or longer for their results. The survey also found that almost half of all […]

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NHS England to introduce ‘One Stop Shops’ for life-saving checks

In a major report, the NHS proposing to radically overhaul diagnostic services for patients, including MRI, CT and blood tests. The NHS is to set up diagnostic hubs, or ‘one stop shops’ across the country and away from hospitals. This will enable patients to be diagnosed closer to home. These community centres could be set […]

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IKCS 2019: Novel biomarkers for prognosis of kidney cancer

Two presentations at the International Kidney Cancer Symposium 2019 in Miami earlier this month discuss the use of two novel biomarkers for imaging metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Dr Allan Pantuck from the University of California, Los Angeles spoke about carbonic anhydrase IX (CAIX) as a non-invasive molecular marker for clear cell RCC. Tumours that […]

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