Objectives: Trichloroethylene, a chlorinated solvent widely used for metal degreasing, is classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer as a kidney carcinogen. Other chlorinated solvents are suspected carcinogens, most notably the cleaning solvent perchloroethylene, although it is unclear whether they are associated with kidney cancer. We investigated kidney cancer associations with occupational exposure to 6 chlorinated solvents trichloroethylene, perchloroethylene, 1,1,1-trichloroethane, carbon tetrachloride, chloroform, and methylene chloride within a case-control study using detailed exposure assessment methods. Using this information, an industrial hygienist assessed potential exposure to each solvent.
Study reveals factors influencing outcomes in kidney cancer treated with immunotherapy
What Causes Kidney Cancer?
Kidney cancer can develop in adults and children. The main types of kidney cancer are renal cell cancer, transitional cell cancer, and Wilms tumor. Certain inherited conditions increase the risk of kidney cancer. Explore the links on this page to learn more about kidney cancer treatment, statistics, research, and clinical trials. The information in this section is meant to help you cope with the many issues and concerns that occur when you have cancer.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Kidney and Its Prognosis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
Racked for years by kidney disease, Brooke Shwab of Louisville learned in she would finally need a transplant. That meant for the rest of her life, Shwab, then 32, would have to take at least two dozen drugs a day, each with its own side effects, to ward off rejection of the organ. But then her mother-in-law heard a report on NPR about an experiment underway in Louisville, of all places. If it worked, anti-rejection drugs would not be required. The protocol — at the University of Louisville's J.
Risks of leukaemia, acute myeloid leukaemia, multiple myeloma, and kidney cancer were examined relative to exposure to gasoline. Methods: For each case, up to five individually matched controls were selected. Analyses based on the Mantel-Haenszel procedure as well as univariate and multivariate conditional logistic regression were performed for each disease category. Jobs with similar exposures were grouped into homogeneous categories for analysis. Several quantitative indices of exposure to gasoline were used in the analyses: duration of exposure, cumulative exposure, frequency of peak exposure, and time of first exposure.