Kidney

Banana plantation workers claim DBCP exposure led to Renal Cancer

Banana plantation workers claim DBCP exposure led to Renal Cancer

Multiple lawsuits filed in the US by a group of Latin American Banana Plantation Workers have been upheld after dismissals in other courts. The crux of these suits is the exposure workers faced to pesticides and chemicals, in particular dibromochloropropane (DBCP) which is linked to cancer.

Sirtex Medical applies its SIR-Sphere Technology to Renal Cancer

Sirtex Medical applies its SIR-Sphere Technology to Renal Cancer

Sirtex Medical has announced that it has concluded a clinical trial using its proprietary cancer treatment SIR-Spheres has found them to be safe for use in individuals with kidney cancer.

Texas firm Peloton Therapeutics raises over $52 million for clinical trial of renal cancer drug

Texas firm Peloton Therapeutics raises over $52 million for clinical trial of renal cancer drug

Dallas Bio-Tech powerhouse Peloton Therapeutics has just finished a round of Series-D financing, adding its newest investor Foresite Capital, which joins Remeditex Ventures, Tichenor Ventures, and The Column Group.

Sunitinib taken orally can lower the risk of renal cancer reoccurrence

Sunitinib taken orally can lower the risk of renal cancer reoccurrence

Scientists have finished a pioneering clinical trial regarding Pfizer’s Sunitinib (marketed as Sutent) which results indicating success in using an adjuvant treatment for renal cancer patients that can reduce reoccurrence.