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Superfluous Hospital Expenditure Associated with Unnecessary Renal Cyst Surveillance - Lee Ponsky & Laura Bukavina

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In this episode of Kidney Cancer Today, Monty Pal and Jamie Landman team up with Laura Bukavina and Lee Ponsky to discuss consults for benign renal cysts undergoing unnecessary active surveillance. Among other topics, their conversation especially touches on present flaws in the healthcare system, including the appropriate evaluation of renal cysts and healthcare disparities in accessibility to ac...

The Role of Cytoreductive Nephrectomy in Patients with Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma - Neeraj Agarwal, MD

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Neeraj Agarwal, MD discusses the recent update to the CARMENA trial which was presented at ASCO 2019. The Phase 3 non-inferiority CARMENA trial comparing sunitinib versus nephrectomy followed by sunitinib established that patients could avoid nephrectomy without compromising survival. This benefit was seen in both the intermediate and poor risk subgroups. In the updated data presented at ASCO 2019...

Advances of Systemic Treatments in Renal Cell Carcinoma - Jens Bedke

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Jens Bedke enthusiastically discusses the transformation in first-line treatment of RCC from monotherapy, which has been the standard of care on the treatment of RCC to now combination therapies. The first-line therapy with a combination of an immune checkpoint inhibitor and a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) improved outcomes in patients with clear-cell metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC), as c...

Office-based, Ultrasound-Guided Renal Mass Biopsy: Technique and Results - Jaime Landman

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Colleagues, Jaime Landman and Zhamshid Okhunov discuss office-based, ultrasound-guided renal mass biopsy. Jaime details the simplicity of this technique, the best candidate for this procedure, and the value in doing a renal biopsy with this technique. Biographies: Jaime Landman, MD Professor and Chairman, UCI Department of Urology, UC Irvine Medical Center Zhamshid Okhunov, MD, Urology Fellow, Dep...

Patient Advocacy and Resources in Kidney Cancer - Dena Battle

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Dena Battle, President KCCure joins Jaime Landman and Monty Pal for a discussion on development and establishing resources to assist in the fight against kidney cancer. KCCure, is a research organization that funds high-impact, high-risk kidney cancer research through a peer-review processthrough an expert team of kidney cancer specialists, patients, caregivers, and kidney cancer advocates. The gr...

Treatment Strategies in Kidney Cancer and the Results of CARMENA - Toni Choueiri

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(Length of Discussion: 9 min) Alicia Morgans and Toni Choueiri provide a review of the historical background evolving from the era of targeted therapy to the current landscape in kidney cancer incorporating the surprising results from the CARMENA trial. Biographies: Toni K. Choueiri, MD, Jerome and Nancy Kohlberg Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Attending Physician, Solid Tumor Oncol...