Kidney Cancer (Renal)

February 2008

"For patients with kidney cancer or gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) treated with sunitinib (Sutent), the heart failure risk in real-world use may be higher than expected, researchers said here". ASCO GU meeting

Telli ML, et al "Cardiotoxicity associated with the cancer therapeutic agent sunitinib malate" ASCO GU Meeting 2008.


New hypothesis of kidney cancer development points to lipid peroxidation as culprit

The April 2002 issue of the journal Cancer Causes and Control published a hypothesis that renal cell cancer is caused by the oxidation of fats and consequent formation of harmful byproducts that damage DNA, initiating cancer. The cause of this form of cancer has been unknown.

Researchers at the University of Southern California Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center developed their hypothesis from the observation that obesity and hypertension were independent, major risk factors for the development of renal cancer. Both conditions are associated with lipid disturbances and increases in lipid peroxidation.

This peroxidation results in the formation of conjugated dienes, lipid hydroperoxides and degradation products such as aldehydes and isoprostanes which damage DNA in the kidneys.

The failure of repair to the damaged DNA causes mutations in pro-cancer oncogenes, or in tumor suppressor genes, both of which can transform normal cells to cancer cells.

The researchers cite evidence from various studies to support their hypothesis, noting that lipid peroxidation in primary renal cell carcinomas is higher than in surrounding tissue; that conditions associated with an increase in renal cell cancer, such as smoking, hysterectomy with ovary removal, and diabetes, all are associated with elevated lipid peroxides, and that in epidemiologic studies, consumption of foods high in antioxidants is associated with a lower risk of the disease.

In one study cited, vitamin E, a well known antioxidant, prevented DNA adduct formation and renal cell cancer in rats. The authors conclude that dietary antioxidants such as vitamin E may help prevent renal cell cancer by inhibiting lipid peroxidation in the target cells.

They write that if their hypothesis proves to be correct, the administration to individuals with kidney cell cancer or who are at high risk of agents capable of decreasing lipid peroxidation at the target site could substantially lessen the population burden of this disease.

Thanks to Life Extension Foundation

Cryotherapy for Kidney Cancer National Kidney Cancer Foundation,7/02

Cryoblation for Kidney Tumors
NCI :Ashkenazi Jews/ Family w/Kidney Ca

2/04 National Cancer Institute Study

CoQ10 Benefits for End-stage Renal Failure

J Nutr & Env Med, 3/03 Decreased need for dialysis

Acetyl Cysteine /CardioEvents/Renal Failure
Cisplatin & Glutathione:Assessments
National Kidney Cancer Association

LINK Their 1999 conference offered a full day on complementary/alternative therapies.

Kidney Ca in Postmeno Women

Intl J Cancer, 1/04

Kidney Cancer Identified by Urine

Am Urological Assoc, 5/04

Nigella sative (Herb) & Early Carcinogenesis (Rats)

Hum Exp Toxicol, 4/03

Inhibition of 2-stage Renal Carcinogenesis Nigella sative (herb)
Main constituents of Nigella sativa
Percutaneous Radio Frequency Ablation

J Urology, 8/05

Son Comments on Father's Use of Galavit

Posted October, 2005

Fish Consumption Reduces Renal Cancer Risk

JAMA, 9/06

Milk Thistle Protective: cisplatin-induced renal toxicity

J Evid-based CAM, 9/05

Editorial on Zoledronate & ONJ

By Bruce Chabner, MD Editor-in-Chief, The Oncologist, 5/05

Lifetime physical activity and the risk of renal cell cancer

Intl J of Cancer, 1/07

Fibre intake and renal cell carcinoma

Int J Cancer 2007

Skin toxicity from chemo- and targeted therapy

Abstract S52, 2007

Sunitinib (Sutent) May be CardioTOXIC for Renal Cancer

December 2007

Heart failure associated with sunitinib

Remember we are NOT Doctors and have NO medical training.

This site is like an Encyclopedia - there are many pages, many links on many topics.

Support our work with any size DONATION - see left side of any page - for how to donate. You can help raise awareness of CAM.