Cancer / Oncology
NICE U-turn brings breakthrough immunotherapy to kidney cancer patients in UK
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT
Bristol-Myers Squibb has announced that its breakthrough medicine Opdivo® (nivolumab) will be available from today (21 October) to NHS patients in England and Wales who have the most common...

Cancer / Oncology
Cold medicine could stop cancer spread
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT
In the latest research, human bladder cancer cells labeled with luciferase were inoculated into mice, creating a xenograft bladder cancer model.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Smokeless tobacco product snus may increase risk of death among prostate cancer patients
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT
The smokeless tobacco product snus, which is used mainly in Sweden but also is sold in the U.S.

Cancer / Oncology
Cabozantinib improves progression-free survival in metastatic renal cell carcinoma
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT
Cabozantinib significantly improves progression-free survival and response rate in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma compared to sunitinib, according to research presented at the ESMO...

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Custirsen shows no survival benefits in metastatic prostate cancer
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT
A phase III randomized controlled trial of custirsen in combination with cabazitaxel/prednisone in patients with previously-treated metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer has shown no...

Urology / Nephrology
Immunotherapy shows promising results in first and second line treatment of metastatic bladder cancer
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDT
Immunotherapy has shown promising results in first and second line treatment of metastatic bladder cancer in two phase II trials presented at the ESMO 2016 Congress in Copenhagen.

Urology / Nephrology
Longer disease-free survival in phase III trial of sunitinib as adjuvant treatment for kidney cancer
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDT
A phase III trial of sunitinib has met its primary endpoint of disease-free survival for adjuvant treatment of high-risk renal cell carcinoma after nephrectomy, researchers report at the ESMO 2016...

Urology / Nephrology
Study compares treatments for urinary incontinence in women
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT
In a study appearing in JAMA, Cindy L. Amundsen, M.D., of Duke University, Durham, N.C.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
How Does Prostate Cancer Affect Sex?
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT
Men having treatment for prostate cancer can have problems with sex. Learn about what causes these problems and what treatments are available.

Cancer / Oncology
Kidney cancer drug also attacks other cancers
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT
Researchers show axitinib - a drug used against kidney cancer - may also be effective against several other cancers through a different cell mechanism.

Transplants / Organ Donations
New computational tool could help match kidney donors to recipients
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:00:00 PDT
DNA-based scoring system uses many genes to predict long-term success of transplantation.

Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses
Manuka honey could stave off catheter-associated UTIs
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT
Manuka honey shows promise for tackling catheter-associated urinary tract infections, after a study found it halted the formation of bacterial biofilms.

Urology / Nephrology
Roller coasters could help pass kidney stones
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Using a 3-D-printed kidney model, researchers found riding on the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Walt Disney World could help pass small kidney stones.

'Teashirt' gene links autism and kidney problems, new study finds
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT
A gene dubbed the 'Teashirt' by its discoverers has been identified as a link between children with kidney problems and autism, in a new study which has implications for how doctors working on both...

Urology / Nephrology
Researchers take a new step towards non-antibiotic bladder infection therapies
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PDT
A cross-border team of scientists has gained fresh insight into the development of bladder infections, also known as cystitis.

Urology / Nephrology
UTI testing technology cuts screening time to four hours
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Researchers using DNA sequencing to profile antibiotic resistance in infection have achieved a turnaround time from 'sample to answer' of less than four hours for urinary tract infections (UTIs).

Urology / Nephrology
Few patients with mild chronic kidney disease are at risk for end-stage disease
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:00:00 PDT
The vast majority of patients with mild chronic kidney disease (CKD) managed by primary care doctors have a benign disease with little risk of progression and complications, according to a...

Preterm birth leads to smaller kidneys, higher blood pressure in adulthood
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT
Premature birth cuts short kidney development, resulting in smaller kidney size and higher blood pressure in adulthood, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's Council on...

Urology / Nephrology
Eating more fruits and vegetables cut kidney patients' medicine expense in half
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:00:00 PDT
People with kidney disease who added more fruits and vegetables to their diet had improved blood pressure and cut their medicine expenses nearly in half compared to those who were treated with a...

Urology / Nephrology
Human kidney progenitors isolated, offering new clues to cell renewal
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT
In a first-of-its-kind look at human kidney development, researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles have isolated human nephron progenitor (NP) cells.

Urology / Nephrology
Exercise app reduces incontinence
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Urinary leakage whilst coughing and jumping is common in women. Using a self-administered treatment via a mobile app called Tt® for three months reduced symptoms, led to fewer leakages and...

Cancer / Oncology
Obesity may prolong survival for kidney cancer patients
Fri, 09 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDT
A surprising new study has linked a high BMI to longer survival for patients with kidney cancer, and there may be a genetic explanation for this finding.

Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness
Slowing progress: Obesity linked to improved survival in kidney cancer
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT
Obesity almost always increases cancer risk and worsens outcomes, but researchers led by scientists at Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute report that overweight patients with...

Should I Worry About a Papilloma?
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Papillomas are benign lumps that may cause problems in some locations. Learn about their causes, symptoms, and treatment with this article.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Enlarged prostate: Molecular mechanism clue may explain link to inflammation
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT
Discovery of molecular mechanism may explain how inflammation leads to benign prostatic hyperplasia and improve response to androgen-targeted therapies.