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Do Overweight People Fare Better Than Others With Kidney Cancer?

Posted 7 Sep 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 7, 2016 – Obesity is a risk factor for kidney cancer. Yet, obese people with advanced kidney cancer seem to live longer than normal-weight or underweight patients, a new study finds. In one database of nearly 2,000 patients with advanced kidney cancer, those who were obese or overweight survived nearly 26 months, compared to 17 months for those of normal weight. And, overweight ...

15.5 Million Americans Now Surviving Cancer: Report

Posted 2 Jun 2016 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 – Cancer survivors in the United States reached record numbers this year – 15.5 million – and the American Cancer Society predicts they'll total more than 20 million in another decade. But along with these success stories comes a growing demand for medical, emotional and psychological support to aid survivors' long-term recovery, according to a new cancer society report. ...

Targeted Drug Shows Promise Against Advanced Kidney Cancer

Posted 6 Jan 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 6, 2016 – A targeted cancer drug appears to be effective against advanced kidney cancer, although its side effects may keep it from becoming widely used, researchers report. The drug, cabozantinib, proved more effective across-the-board in kidney cancer patients than another targeted drug called everolimus, said lead researcher Dr. Bernard Escudier. He is chair of the ...

U.S. Oncologists Decry High Cost of Cancer Drugs

Posted 23 Jul 2015 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 – Soaring costs for cancer drugs are hurting patient care in the United States, a group of top oncologists claim. "High cancer-drug prices are affecting the care of patients with cancer and our health care system," Dr. Ayalew Tefferi, a hematologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., said in a Mayo news release. Tefferi and his colleagues made a number of recommendations ...

Ingredient in Botanicals Tied to Urinary Cancer

Posted 23 Dec 2009 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Dec. 22 – New research links a carcinogen known as aristolochic acid, which is found in some Chinese herbal products, including guan mu-tong, to a higher risk of urinary tract cancer. The findings were reported online Dec. 21 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The study involved 4,594 people in Taiwan who had just been diagnosed with urinary tract cancer, as well as a ...

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