Living Longer with Advanced/ Stage 4 Renal Cell Cancer ~ 1st Line Treatment (Treatment Naive/ No Previous Treatment)

Brief In Malaysia, renal cell cancer or kidney cancer present at stage 4 in 50% of cases. Cases are detected incidentally during imaging (USG, CT scans), more than those who present with the classical triad of flank pain, gross hematuria and palpable abdominal mass. Histologically, 80% are of clear cell type and if one is…… Continue reading Living Longer with Advanced/ Stage 4 Renal Cell Cancer ~ 1st Line Treatment (Treatment Naive/ No Previous Treatment)

Better Practice: No More Surgery for Stage 4 Kidney Cancer?!

Introduction The summary for the above Carmena trial; randomised phase III clinical trial to study if patients with advanced kidney cancer can avoid surgery altogether without compromising survival. Current standard of care: nephrectomy for patients with kidney cancer who have metastatic disease when the cancer is first diagnosed, followed by targeted therapy; affecting 20% of patients (huge…… Continue reading Better Practice: No More Surgery for Stage 4 Kidney Cancer?!