Tag: Kidney Cancer

  • Robotic Nephrectomy –conducted by Dr. Domenico Savatta – YouTube

    This was the first live televised kidney surgery. I performed it at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in May of 2007. We telecasted it to Anaheim at the Intuitive Surgical display at the AUA national meeting.

  • Partial Nephrectomy Offers Better Renal Preservation, Survival – Renal and Urology News

    The median follow-up for patients still alive at the last follow-up was 8.3 years. The estimated overall survival rates at 10 and 15 years were 69% and 53%, respectively, for RN compared with 80% and 74%, respectively, following PN. Compared with PN-treated patients, patients who underwent RN were 75% more likely to die from any…

  • Robotic Partial Nephrectomy Study

    Source: Journal of Robotic Surgery, Volume 2, Number 3 / September, 2008 Conclusions We report a large, multi-institutional series of RPN for renal tumors, confirming safety and feasibility reported in previous small, single-institution studies. Although we report the initial experience in RPN at each center, immediate oncologic results and perioperative outcomes approached those of more…

  • Robotic Partial Nephrectomy Versus Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy for Renal Cell Carcinoma: Single-Surgeon Analysis of >100 Consecutive Procedures

    Source: UroToday The mean total operative time (140 vs 156 minutes, P = .04), warm ischemia time (19 vs 25 minutes, P = .03), and length of stay (2.5 vs 2.9 days, P = .03) were significantly shorter for RPN than for LPN, respectively. RPN can produce results comparable to LPN but has disadvantages, such…

  • Kidney Cancer Cells Tricked Into Killing Themselves

    Source: NPR A researcher has found a potential therapy for patients with kidney cancer, which historically hasn’t responded well to other therapies, such as radiation and chemotherapy. Most cancerous kidney cells — also known as renal cells – have lost a gene called VHL, says Amato Giaccia, a cancer researcher at the Stanford University School…

  • New for kidney cancer: robotic surgery

    Source: Washington University Website “Robotic surgery is more efficient and precise than either open or laparoscopic surgery for tumors confined to the kidney,” says Bhayani, assistant professor of surgery and a leader in the field of robotic surgery. “Rather than operate with two hands, I can simultaneously control four robotic instruments with mechanical “wrists” that…

  • Colorectal and Urological Cancers May be Markers for Each Other – in Hematology/Oncology, Colon Cancer

    MedPage Today Dr. Rubin and colleagues calculated standard incidence ratios (SIRs) of observed to expected cases of invasive colorectal cancer for each urologic cancer site and vice versa. The analysis showed: * Patients with previous ureteral cancer had an 80% increase in the risk of subsequent colorectal cancer, with an incidence ratio of 1.80 and…

  • Laparoscopic nephroureterectomy for TCC of the ureter or renal pelvis

    This review of an article by one of the founders of laparoscopic urology shows that with one of the common laparoscopic method to remove a kidney, ureter, and bladder cuff for transitional cell caner of the upper urinary tract lining there seems to be a higer recurrence rate and positive margins. Our current technique is…

  • Positive margins after partial nephrectomy

    UroToday – Positive Surgical Parenchymal Margin After Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy for Renal Cella: Oncological Outcomes Carcinom Thursday, 15 March 2007 BERKELEY, CA (UroToday.com) – Positive margins following supposedly curative surgery can be devastating for patient and surgeon alike. The implication that cancer was “left behind” implies a continued biologic threat, although little is known about…

  • What are my chances that my kidney tumor is benign?

    UroToday – Incidence of Benign Pathologic Findings at Partial Nephrectomy for Solitary Renal Mass Presumed to be Renal Cell Carcinoma on Preoperative Imaging The authors conclude that there is no reliable indicator of benign pathology preoperatively in solitary renal masses, as all of these were considered to be renal cell carcinoma on preoperative imaging. Overall,…