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Mayo Clinic Finds Surgeon Caseload, Practice Setting Affect Treatment of Small Kidney Tumors

Patients with small kidney tumors are more likely to be offered treatment options based on surgeons’ case volume and type of practice than on tumor characteristics, a Mayo Clinic study has found. Fellowship-trained surgeons who practice in academic medical centers with high volumes of patients with kidney tumors were 70 to 80 percent more… Mayo Clinic Finds Surgeon Caseload, Practice Setting Affect Treatment of Small Kidney Tumors   



Robot-Assisted Surgery Now Favored Treatment for Kidney Cancer

Robot-assisted surgery has replaced another minimally invasive operation as the main procedure to treat kidney cancer while sparing part of the diseased organ, and with comparable results, according to a new research study by Henry Ford Hospital urologists.

While the study shows that robot-assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPD), available only since 2004, may also offer… Robot-Assisted Surgery Now Favored Treatment for Kidney Cancer   



Active surveillance provides a viable alternative to surgery for small kidney masses

Active surveillance of small kidney masses is a safe and effective alternative to immediate surgery, with similar overall and cancer specific survival rates, according to a study published in the November issue of the urology journal BJUI.

The technique is primarily used to treat elderly patients who have complex health issues or decline surgery.… Active surveillance provides a viable alternative to surgery for small kidney masses   



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