Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Diabetes is on menu at lunch - Your life - Belleville News Democrat

Diabetes is on menu at lunch - Your life - Belleville News Democrat:
"...Kidney cancer care tailored

A study of nearly 1,500 kidney cancer patients at UCLA in the last 15 years shows that an aggressive, tailored treatment approach results in better survival rates and uncovered cancers that behave differently and need to be treated accordingly.

The one-size-fits-all approach traditionally used in kidney cancer treatment should be changed based on the results of the study, said Dr. Arie Belldegrun, a UCLA professor of urology and senior author of the study, which appeared in this month's issue of Cancer.

'This is the most important work that we've done out of the kidney cancer program at UCLA,' he said. 'We have shown that not all kidney cancer patients are the same, not all localized kidney cancers are the same and not all metastatic kidney cancers are the same...'"