Navigation Links
Rapid growth may be appropriate trigger for treatment in patients with renal masses
Date:5/16/2011

ed the largest published series. The researchers then examined the pooled experience for trends in radiographic growth rates, tumor size at presentation, and progression to treatment or metastasis.

They found that, of the observed 936 SRMs in 880 patients, only a very small proportion 2.1% (18 patients) progressed to metastasis. Pooled analysis of progressors and non-progressors revealed significant trends including increased age, increased tumor size at presentation, and increased growth rates in the progression group. These metrics can be used to help determine if a patient should stop surveillance and undergo surgical intervention for his or her SRM. However, Fox Chase researchers learned that growth kinetics alone cannot predict a tumor's natural growth history. Therefore, active surveillance should not be considered an equivalent alternative to definitive surgical therapy, but it can be used as an initial short-term option for select patients who are poor surgical candidates.

"There is a perception that all cancers, once detected, should be treated immediately because they are all equally lethal, but what we've seen in this study is that small, asymptomatic kidney cancers can be managed through active surveillance," says Robert G. Uzzo, M.D., F.A.C.S., chairman of the department of surgery at Fox Chase and member of the AUA Guidelines Council. "As a medical community, we need to recognize this shift and begin to risk stratify patients and counsel them based on criteria other than the presence of small renal masses on scans."

While more research is necessary, this study suggests that growth kinetics may be the best measurement currently available for determining which patients should undergo immediate intervention and which should not. As a supplement to radiographic data, future biomarker discovery in conjunction with percutaneous or renal biopsy might ultimately influence management decisions on an individual patient basi
'/>"/>

Contact: Diana Quattrone
Diana.Quattrone@fccc.edu
215-728-7784
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report: Study Finds Racial Gaps Continue in Heart Disease Awareness, Low Knowledge of Heart Attack Warning Signs Among Women
2. Rapid Flu Test Most Accurate for Young Kids
3. Artists, Product Designers, Printing Gurus, Game Developers, Manufacturing Engineers Will Converge at RAPID 2010/3D IMAGING Conference/Expo, May 18-20 in LA
4. Aspirus Eases Pain of Rapid Data Growth With an EMC Information Infrastructure
5. A new generation of rapid-acting antidepressants?
6. Rapid development of drug-resistant 2009 H1N1 influenza reported in 2 cases
7. Improved device provides more rapid, comprehensive analysis of circulating tumor cells
8. RapidValue Launches iPad Application Development Services for Media & Publishing Firms
9. Non-medical treatment may rapidly relieve severe IBS symptoms
10. Nonmedical treatment may rapidly relieve severe IBS symptoms
11. Rapid analysis of DNA damage now possible
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/26/2014)... 2014 Parker & Sons, Inc. ... in heating, cooling and plumbing contractor services throughout ... services in 2014 with regard to air-conditioning systems. ... is known for its incredibly hot summers. Working ... intricacies and details of a wide variety of ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 The click strand ... strength and durability. Today, the business announces a ... valid until Jan. 30, 2015. , Click strand ... hardwood. BambooFlooringChina.com is a well-known brand in the ... to find a reliable bamboo flooring supplier. , ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 Product liability lawsuits filed in ... ( http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/DePuy/ ) continue to move forward in federal ... issued in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of ... open conference on January 7, 2015, at the Paul ... West Palm Beach, Florida. The Conference is scheduled to ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Recently, Dylan Queen, a famous online company supplying ... of discounted prom dresses, most of which are priced ... the company, the promotion is valid until Jan. 22, ... the UK market. , The prom dresses in this ... styles: A-line strapless, empire strapless chiffon, one shoulder, floor-length, ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... sells many bamboo products and the business is famous ... announces big discounts on its bamboo mats , which ... the world’s leader in bamboo flooring. According to the ... 2015. , The bamboo mats are made from well-treated ... the bamboo strips for the mats are boiled and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Demand For 24 Hour Emergency Services In 2014 With Regard To Air-Conditioning Systems 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Demand For 24 Hour Emergency Services In 2014 With Regard To Air-Conditioning Systems 3Health News:BambooFlooringChina.com: click strand woven bamboo flooring promotion valid until Jan. 30, 2015. 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Dylan Queen: Cheap Prom Dresses for the UK Market 2Health News:Various Styles of Bamboo Mats in Many Colors from BambooFlooringChina.com 2
... (HealthDay News) -- A doctor,s empathy can improve the care ... of being a good doctor, according to a new study. ... 2006 and June 2009 by 29 doctors at Thomas Jefferson ... of empathy for patients, while the quality of patient care ...
... , FRIDAY, March 11 (HealthDay News) -- Watching ... a close score can be thrilling, but there may be ... A new study has found that traffic deaths at the ... significantly when the "nail-biter" game is over. Researchers at ...
... patients, insurers, industry representatives, and federal agency officials ... cancer clinical trials system at a March 21 ... American Society of Clinical Oncology. A 2010 ... for the 21st Century: Reinvigorating the NCI Cooperative ...
... 11, 2011 InDevR announced today that it has been ... the National Institutes of Health in the amount of $3 ... "Simultaneous Screening for A/H3N2, A/H1N1, A/H5N1 and B Influenza Viruses," ... platform for which influenza screening is the first targeted test. ...
... Thompson HealthDay Reporter , FRIDAY, March 11 (HealthDay ... his own when the company for which he made heat-resistant ... and his wife, who live in Battle Creek, Mich., opened ... test about 15 houses a week for radon. "It,s ...
... HealthDay Reporter , THURSDAY, March 10 (HealthDay News) ... climbed to 11.7 million in 2007, government health officials ... there were 3 million survivors, and also since 2001, when ... from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Fans of Winning Teams Linked to Fatal Crashes 2Health News:Inspection Can Reveal Whether Radon Problem Exists 2Health News:Almost 12 Million Cancer Survivors Living in U.S., Report Shows 2Health News:Almost 12 Million Cancer Survivors Living in U.S., Report Shows 3
(Date:12/24/2014)... Mich. , Dec. 24, 2014  Diplomat Pharmacy, ... independent specialty pharmacy, is proud to announce Jennifer ... quality at Diplomat, will take office as the president ... The formal induction ceremony will take place Feb. 28, ... will be held at the Renaissance Center in ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 2014  Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation ("AMIC") (OTCQB: ADMD), ... the development of brachytherapy devices and medical isotopes ... it has filed a de novo ... for marketing clearance for its patented Y-90 RadioGel(TM) ... Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (the "Act").  ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 23, 2014  Lockton Dunning ... of Lockton Companies, announced the addition of Vice ... will join Lockton Dunning,s Pharmacy Consulting team, Excelsior ... of relevant industry experience to the position.  Most ... Market Sales at Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, where she ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Diplomat's senior director of education and quality to be inducted as 2015 president of the Michigan Pharmacists Association 2Diplomat's senior director of education and quality to be inducted as 2015 president of the Michigan Pharmacists Association 3Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation Files a "de novo" Submission for Y-90 RadioGel(TM) Device 2Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation Files a "de novo" Submission for Y-90 RadioGel(TM) Device 3Kim Foerster Joins Lockton Companies 2
... Ankle/Brachial Index (ABI) testing, Nicolet Vascular has ... It includes a 10-minute compact disk ABI ... any computer with a CD drive. It ... ABI test, provides information on the materials ...
... Triad Skull Clamp, compatible with the full ... of clamping force on all three skull ... the possibility of adjusting the force on ... be increased or decreased by adjusting the ...
... Advanced engineering, rapid acquisition of data, ... it the most accurate autorefractor available. ... High Quality Monitor allows for easy ... are taken as soon as focus ...
... Clinitek Microalbumin Strips provide albumin, creatinine and ... Clinitek Microalbumin product is useful to test ... hypertension in order to detect early kidney ... of the urinary albumin excretion rate, is ...
Medicine Products: