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 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.

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.

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.

For patients with completely endophytic kidney tumors, robot-assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN) by skilled surgeons leads to favorable outcomes similar to open partial nephrectomy (OPN), according to a new study. (read more) Renal & Urology News

Greater exposure to metalworking fluids (MWF), which are used to cool and lubricate metal in occupational settings, may increase the risk of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), especially among white men, researchers found. (read more) Renal & Urology News