At RCC diagnosis, patients with an neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) above 3.0 and concomitant hyponatremia had a significant 2.8-fold increased risk of death compared with those who had an NLR of 3.0 or lower and normal sodium levels, a Danish study found.
In a propensity score matched analysis, robotic-assisted and open radical cystectomy for urothelial bladder cancer did not differ significantly with respect to disease recurrence and cancer-specific mortality rates.
Among patients undergoing surgery for 10 cm or larger renal cell carcinoma tumors, right-sided tumors are independently associated with improved cancer-specific survival compared with left-sided tumors, a study found.
In a post hoc analysis of a phase 1 trial, nivolumab treatment was associated with long-term survival in a subset of patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma, melanoma, and non-small cell lung cancer.
Uniform use of computed tomography for hematuria workups marginally increases detection of urinary tract cancers while raising the risk for secondary cancers from imaging-associated radiation, researchers concluded.