First U.S. Kidney Cancer Vaccine Trial Underway At Columbia

Kidney Cancer “Vaccines are an exciting prospect in cancer treatment and this trial is an example of our program’s dedication to bringing the latest advances in tumor vaccines and immunotherapy to patients with cancer,” said Howard L. Kaufman, M.D., associate professor of surgery and pathology at Columbia University Medical Center and director, Tumor Immunotherapy Program […]

National Kidney Foundation Practice Guidelines for Chronic Kidney

Kidney Foundation disease is a worldwide public health problem with an increasing incidence and prevalence, poor outcomes, and high cost. Outcomes of chronic kidney disease include not only kidney failure but also complications of decreased kidney function and cardiovascular disease.Unfortunately, chronic kidney disease is underdiagnosed and undertreated, in part as a result of lack of […]

Study Finds:Surgery Can Lengthen Survival of Metastatic Kidney Cancer Patients

Surgery to remove a cancerous kidney can often lengthen the lives of patients receiving targeted therapy for metastatic kidney cancer, but only about three in 10 such patients undergo the procedure, according to a new study by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The study, published  by the Journal of Clinical Oncology, also […]