Brief In Malaysia, renal cell cancer (RCC) or kidney cancer present at stage 4 in 50% of cases. More cases are detected incidentally during imaging (USG, CT scans) 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 almost all studies and … 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?!