KIDNEY CANCER

  • Gene in brain linked to kidney cancer June 25, 2014

    Washington: Scientists have found that a gene that controls brain growth and development is heavily involved in promoting the most common form of kidney cancer, a finding that could lead to new strategy to treat the disease. The study by researchers from Mayo Clinic in Florida shows that the gene...
  • Cancer drugs to cost less, Cipla slashes prices May 5, 2012

    Mumbai: After the Indian government recently lifted a patent license, Indian pharma major, Cipla, has announced a massive reduction of up to 76 per cent in its cancer drug prices. Following the move, the price of Cipla's generic kidney cancer drug, Sorafenib, will be available at Rs 6,840 a month from...
  • Faulty gene behind a third of kidney cancers January 20, 2011

    London: A faulty gene is linked to more than a third of all kidney cancers. The finding will help researchers understand how the cancer develops and may in the future lead to new treatments and earlier diagnosis. Everyone is born with a gene called PBRM1, but in some people it gets...
  • Fatty fish may reduce kidney cancer risk September 20, 2006

    New York: Eating fatty fish could reduce the risk of developing renal cell carcinoma (RCC), a common form of kidney cancer, says a new study. RCC accounts for more than 80 per cent of all kidney cancers and its incidence rates in the US had increased in the period 19701990s, especially...