Renal cell carcinoma/kidney cancer

The Society of Interventional Oncology (SIO) recently sent a letter to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Kidney Cancer Guideline panel seeking changes to proposed guidelines for management of T1a renal masses. The NCCN guidelines are influential among both clinicians and payors, and… Read More
Cryoablation of clinical T1 renal tumors is linked with poorer oncologic outcomes than partial nephrectomy, but patients who underwent cryoablation had lower rates of complications and better preservation of renal function, according to a study published in the Journal of Cancer. “For patients… Read More
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