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Gene in brain linked to kidney cancer

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 22:32

In what could lead to new strategy to treat kidney cancer, researchers have discovered that a gene known to control brain growth and development is heavily involved in promoting clear cell renal cell carcinoma, the most common form of kidney cancer.

Gene linked to pediatric kidney cancer `could help in kidney regeneration`

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 13:40

Researchers have said that about one-third of cases of Wilms tumor, a pediatric cancer of the kidney, are linked to a gene called Lin28.

Robot-assisted surgery may preserve kidney function

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 19:49

A robot-assisted partial nephrectomy (RPN) may save kidneys and preserve kidney function in patients who need it most.

Kidney cancer campaign urges people to check for blood in urine

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 17:41

A public health campaign has warned people that they should contact their doctor if they spot blood even once in their urine.

All about Kidney cancer

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 05, 2012, 16:16

Kidney cancer is a disease in which cancer cells grow in the kidneys. There are several types of cancer that can attack the human kidney, but the most widespread by far is the renal cell carcinoma.

Hope for kidney cancer patients

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 02, 2012, 11:33

German scientists are testing a vaccine which if successful could bring relief to thousands of kidney cancer patients.

Moderate alcohol intake linked to lower risk of kidney cancer

Last Updated: Saturday, July 21, 2012, 13:11

Moderate drinking is associated with a lower risk of kidney cancer, which may affect about 1 percent of the general population.

Folic acid reduces some childhood cancers

Last Updated: Monday, May 21, 2012, 18:21

Fortifying food with folic acid may cut down the incidence of the most common type of kidney cancer and a type of brain tumour in children.

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