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Urologists and nephrologists both treat kidney problems. Urologists are surgical specialists who focus on anatomical or structural disorders of the kidneys and urinary tract. They treat problems such as kidney stones, kidney blockages and kidney cancer. U

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Cranberry extract disrupts spread of hard-to-treat bacteria

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Scientists discover that compounds found in cranberries restrict the spread of hard-to-treat bacteria by disrupting their cell-to-cell communications.

Tumor markers can reveal lethality of bladder cancers, guide treatment

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Tumor cells collected during the removal of a cancerous bladder and - in some cases - transplanted into mice with weakened immune systems, could help physicians rapidly identify high-risk cancers...

NICE U-turn brings breakthrough immunotherapy to kidney cancer patients in UK

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Bristol-Myers Squibb has announced that its breakthrough medicine Opdivo® (nivolumab) will be available from today (21 October) to NHS patients in England and Wales who have the most common...

Cold medicine could stop cancer spread

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

In the latest research, human bladder cancer cells labeled with luciferase were inoculated into mice, creating a xenograft bladder cancer model.

Smokeless tobacco product snus may increase risk of death among prostate cancer patients

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The smokeless tobacco product snus, which is used mainly in Sweden but also is sold in the U.S.

Cabozantinib improves progression-free survival in metastatic renal cell carcinoma

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Cabozantinib significantly improves progression-free survival and response rate in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma compared to sunitinib, according to research presented at the ESMO...

Custirsen shows no survival benefits in metastatic prostate cancer

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A phase III randomized controlled trial of custirsen in combination with cabazitaxel/prednisone in patients with previously-treated metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer has shown no...

Immunotherapy shows promising results in first and second line treatment of metastatic bladder cancer

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Immunotherapy has shown promising results in first and second line treatment of metastatic bladder cancer in two phase II trials presented at the ESMO 2016 Congress in Copenhagen.

Longer disease-free survival in phase III trial of sunitinib as adjuvant treatment for kidney cancer

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDT

A phase III trial of sunitinib has met its primary endpoint of disease-free survival for adjuvant treatment of high-risk renal cell carcinoma after nephrectomy, researchers report at the ESMO 2016...

Study compares treatments for urinary incontinence in women

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

In a study appearing in JAMA, Cindy L. Amundsen, M.D., of Duke University, Durham, N.C.

How Does Prostate Cancer Affect Sex?

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Men having treatment for prostate cancer can have problems with sex. Learn about what causes these problems and what treatments are available.

Kidney cancer drug also attacks other cancers

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Researchers show axitinib - a drug used against kidney cancer - may also be effective against several other cancers through a different cell mechanism.

New computational tool could help match kidney donors to recipients

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:00:00 PDT

DNA-based scoring system uses many genes to predict long-term success of transplantation.

Manuka honey could stave off catheter-associated UTIs

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Manuka honey shows promise for tackling catheter-associated urinary tract infections, after a study found it halted the formation of bacterial biofilms.

Roller coasters could help pass kidney stones

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Using a 3-D-printed kidney model, researchers found riding on the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Walt Disney World could help pass small kidney stones.

'Teashirt' gene links autism and kidney problems, new study finds

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A gene dubbed the 'Teashirt' by its discoverers has been identified as a link between children with kidney problems and autism, in a new study which has implications for how doctors working on both...

Researchers take a new step towards non-antibiotic bladder infection therapies

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PDT

A cross-border team of scientists has gained fresh insight into the development of bladder infections, also known as cystitis.

UTI testing technology cuts screening time to four hours

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers using DNA sequencing to profile antibiotic resistance in infection have achieved a turnaround time from 'sample to answer' of less than four hours for urinary tract infections (UTIs).

Few patients with mild chronic kidney disease are at risk for end-stage disease

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:00:00 PDT

The vast majority of patients with mild chronic kidney disease (CKD) managed by primary care doctors have a benign disease with little risk of progression and complications, according to a...

Preterm birth leads to smaller kidneys, higher blood pressure in adulthood

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Premature birth cuts short kidney development, resulting in smaller kidney size and higher blood pressure in adulthood, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's Council on...

Eating more fruits and vegetables cut kidney patients' medicine expense in half

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:00:00 PDT

People with kidney disease who added more fruits and vegetables to their diet had improved blood pressure and cut their medicine expenses nearly in half compared to those who were treated with a...

Human kidney progenitors isolated, offering new clues to cell renewal

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

In a first-of-its-kind look at human kidney development, researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles have isolated human nephron progenitor (NP) cells.

Exercise app reduces incontinence

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Urinary leakage whilst coughing and jumping is common in women. Using a self-administered treatment via a mobile app called Tät® for three months reduced symptoms, led to fewer leakages and...

Obesity may prolong survival for kidney cancer patients

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDT

A surprising new study has linked a high BMI to longer survival for patients with kidney cancer, and there may be a genetic explanation for this finding.

Slowing progress: Obesity linked to improved survival in kidney cancer

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Obesity almost always increases cancer risk and worsens outcomes, but researchers led by scientists at Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute report that overweight patients with...