Impact of lymph-node positive kidney cancer on survival

A recent study published in the journal Cancer last month compared the survival of 8,988 kidney cancer patients from the American National Cancer Data Base to assess the impact of cancer spread to the lymph nodes in patients with stage III renal cell carcinoma (RCC). The researchers found that the 5-year survival rate of patients […]

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Lymph node dissection identifies patients at high risk of kidney cancer spread

A recent study published in the journal Science┬áDirect suggests that lymph node dissection (lymphadenectomy) in patients with non-metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) at high risk of recurrence/spread could be used to identify patients who are most likely to benefit from adjuvant therapy. In the study, the researchers retrospectively assessed the progression of the disease in […]

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Pros and cons of lymph node dissection at the time of nephrectomy

The following two presentations were given at the Canadian Uro-oncology Summit in Toronto last week on the pros and cons of removing lymph nodes during nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma (RCC). In summary, lymph node dissection may be curative in patients with non-metastatic RCC, and may improve the patient’s response to systemic treatment in patients […]

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