Renal cell carcinoma/kidney cancer

Patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma who were treated with a combination of sorafenib and cryoablation fared better than those who were treated with sorafenib alone, researchers from Tianjin, China, reported. Cryoablation has been studied in early-stage renal cell carcinoma, but there have… Read More
In this video, Matthew Callstrom, MD, PhD discusses the risk of collecting system injury with microwave ablation and how central renal tumors can be effectively treated. 
Computed tomography (CT)-guided percutaneous microwave ablation is safe and well-tolerated in patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and achieves nephron preservation similar to existing ablative modalities, according to a study published in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.… Read More
Patients with small renal masses (SRMs) who are poor candidates for nephron-sparing surgery (NSS) may benefit from radiofrequency ablation (RFA) performed percutaneously, according to a new study published in Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques. A retrospective analysis of medical… Read More
Biopsy results of renal masses rarely obviated the need for subsequent ablation and can safely be performed alongside image-guided tumor ablation (IGTA), according to a study published in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. A retrospective review of one institution's database… Read More
A recent study comparing outcomes for thermal ablation versus nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma found that thermal ablation provided superior outcomes. The study was published in Radiology. The study was undertaken with the goal of comparing several factors in patients treated with nephrectomy… Read More
Percutaneous cryoblation ablation may be a reasonable treatment option for patients with clinical stage T1a papillary on renal cell carcinoma (pRCC) and clear-cell RCC (ccRCC), especially for patients with (pRCC). For the study, researchers used a single institution’s renal ablation registry to… Read More
renal cell carcinoma
Computed tomography (CT)-guided percutaneous microwave ablation has a treatment response that is similar to that of radiofrequency ablation or cryoablation for the treatment of stage T1N0M0 renal cell carcinoma. Additionally, patients who underwent microwave ablation experienced shorter treatment… Read More
Patients treated with cryoprobes with heat-based track ablation did not show improvements in bleeding complications after renal cryoablation compared with patients treated with cryoprobes with track ablation, researchers reported. The study included 89 patients who were treated with percutaneous… Read More
Dr. Callstrom
The landscape for renal ablation is changing as new studies suggest that certain patients may have outcomes comparable to surgery. With guidelines beginning to reflect those changes, interventional oncologists should be prepared to offer ablation alongside surgery to the proper patients, and to… Read More