New treatment for Kidney Cancer

Fall 2007 CSANews Issue 64  |  Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.Back to list

Research shows that percutaneous cryoablation – in which freezing gas is injected into a tumor to kill malignant tissue – is a safe, effective treatment for kidney cancer when a tumor's location or a patient's frailty makes surgical removal impractical.

Tumors were successfully removed in 38 of 40 patients studied. There were no signs of tumor regrowth up to 1.5 years later.

Radiology, vol. 243, p. 276 John Hopkins Medical Letter – Health After 50®