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Occult Killer – Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC)

In adults, renal cell carcinoma (RCC) accounts for approximately 90 to 95% of neoplasms arising from the kidney. Hence, it can be considered the most common type of kidney cancer. Renal cell carcinoma stems from the lining of the proximal convoluted tubule, which are very small tubes in the kidney ...

8 Cancer Clinical Trial Facts Every Patient Should Know

In the past few decades, outstanding scientific advances have been made. These breakthroughs can prove useful while treating cancer patients. But this is possible only when these new techniques are experimented in a clinical trial to find out its usefulness and accuracy. However, this is only possi ...

Skin Implant Could Spell the End of Malignant Melanoma

Researchers at Harvard University who put forward a remarkable new treatment for skin cancer for clinical trials are now eagerly awaiting the results.  The novel new technique involves using a tiny implant the size of a fingernail.  The implant is placed beneath the patient’s s ...

Rare Ailment of the Immune System Cured Spontaneously

According to a clinical report that was released recently by medical researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the genetic phenomenon "chromosome shattering" -- which is referred to as chromothripsis by medical scientists -- may be responsible for the spontaneous cure of the ...

New Clinical Trial for Metastatic Cancer to the Spine

As technology continues to evolve, medical research can be conducted at a more efficient pace. New minimally invasive techniques have changed the way we think about surgical intervention. To start 2015 on the right foot in the combat against cancer, a team of physicians from Loyola University Medic ...

Are Clinical Trials Right For You?

‘Clinical trials’ is a term often heard mentioned when someone is diagnosed with a critical illness. But what exactly are clinical trials? What is involved? Will the treatment actually help you or could it make you worse? This article aims to explain what to expect if you are approached ...

New Program To Treat Depression In Cancer Patients

Depression is one of the most common side effects linked to cancer. Three-quarters of patients who have been diagnosed with cancer suffer from clinical depression that in most cases goes untreated a new study reveals.A team of researchers from Edinburgh and Oxford Universities also discovered that ...