Researchers from St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada have discovered 29 proteins that are likely linked to the spread of kidney cancer. When kidney cancer spreads to other organs, it is very hard to treat and the survival rate five years after cancer metastasis is less than 10%. The findings should enable doctors to better identify which tumors are likely to spread, leading to more aggressive treatment and follow-up and better outcomes for patients. Future research on these proteins could result in a way to stop kidney cancer from spreading.
Proteins That Indicate Which Kidney Tumors Are Most Likely To Spread Identified, ScienceDaily, December 5, 2012