Outcomes of complete metastasectomy in metastastic kidney cancer

A recent study from Canada investigated the use of surgery to remove metastases (metastasectomy)  as part of the treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and whether this delayed progression of the disease and improved survival. Real world data from 229 Canadian patients was used in this study. These data were matched with 803 control […]

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Predictive factors for recurrence after complete metastasectomy in metastatic kidney cancer patients

In this retrospective study, published in Science Direct this month, researchers were looking to identify the factors that would help to predict whether the cancer would come back after surgical removal of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) metastases (metastasectomy). Complete metastasectomy is expected to improve the survival of patients with metastatic RCC. However, for many patients […]

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Metastasectomy followed by targeted therapy does not improve survival

The following video interview with Dr Elizabeth Plimack from the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, USA discusses the results from a study that assessed the outcome of metastasectomy in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC). The study looked at patients with slow growing disease, and maybe one metastasis that was removed with surgery. […]

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