Health News

Starving Cancer to Death
Like every other living organism, cancer cells need food to live. They live off glucose to grow and spread. Scientists have identified two compounds that block the sugar and starves the cancer.
A Possible Poisonous Connection
In the film, Arsenic and Old Lace , Cary Grant learns his aunt is a homicidal maniac. Scientists have discovered that arsenic may have a poisonous link to another killer - kidney cancer.
New Gene Discovered in Kidney Cancer
Kidney cancer is one of the forms of the disease that's usually fairly advanced by the time it's diagnosed. Now there may be new hope for treating patients who don't respond to conventional therapies.
Kidney Cancer Cells Bombed
Most believe the only way to cure kidney cancer is through surgery. Yet, there are ways to slow down the spread of the disease. Now, researchers have found a sort of "smart-bomb" treatment to attack kidney cancer cells.
Simple Way to Predict Outcome
Up until now, knowing the outlook or prognosis for kidney cancer patients has been difficult to determine. Scientists have found that a routine blood test can predict the course of the disease and help make better treatment decisions.
Agent Orange Kills More than Plants
During the Vietnam War, a chemical known as Agent Orange was used to kill the plants where the enemy hid. Over the years, Agent Orange was been linked to numerous types of cancer.
High Blood Pressure: A Good Sign?
High blood pressure is usually seen as a bad thing. However, high blood pressure may be a good sign for kidney cancer patients being treated with Sunitinib.
Smoking Makes Cancer Worse
Smoking not only hurts your lungs but also your kidneys. People who smoke raise their risk of kidney cancer, and those who keep smoking may be making the cancer worse.
Illegal Drugs Aren't the Only Kind That Kill
AvastinĀ®, a cancer drug, has been shown to increase patient death from adverse events when used in conjunction with chemotherapy or biological therapy, according to new analysis of previous studies.
Mutated Gene Appears in One of Three Kidney Cancer Patients
Scientists have pinpointed a gene (PBRM1) that is mutated in approximately one out of three patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC), the most common form of kidney cancer.