Nephrology

The following list of reports reflects the latest in findings and outcomes in medical research as presented at major medical meetings and published peer-reviewed medical journals. In this section you can view reports from important congresses as well as summaries of some recently published journal articles. Please let us know if you have a particular area of interest you would like to see covered.

National Kidney Foundation 2006 Spring Clinical Meetings

Management of Bone and Mineral Abnormalities in Chronic Kidney Disease

Chicago, Illinois / April 19-23, 2006

Chicago - Bone and mineral abnormalities present multiple challenges to the entire nephrology team. Depending on the stage of chronic kidney disease, the type of intervention will vary, and what is appropriate for patients in end-stage...

21st Annual Congress of the European Association of Urology

Multikinase Inhibition in the Management of Renal Cell Carcinoma: The Role of Urologists

Paris, France / April 5-8, 2006

Paris - Greater understanding of molecular biology and the impact of genetic mutations on intracellular pathways in kidney cancer cells has led to the identification of several receptors and signalling molecules as targets for the treatment...

Based on the following article: J Am Soc Nephrol 2006;17(2):581-9

Immunosuppressive Regimens and Cancer Risk: Are All Anti-rejection Treatments the Same?

Transplantation March 2006

Reported by: G.V. Ramesh Prasad, MB, BS, MSc, FRCPC Assistant Professor of Medicine University of Toronto Toronto, Ontario Staff Physician St. Michael’s Hospital Toronto, Ontario As discussed by Dr. Josep Campistol, Provincial...

7th International Conference on New Trends in Immunosuppression and Immunotherapy

Immunosuppression and Malignancy: Directions for Positive Change

Berlin, Germany / February 16-19, 2006

“Cancer is now a leading cause of death in organ transplantation, having passed even cardiac death at some centres,” according to Dr. Josep Campistol, Provincial Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain. “After 10 to 30 years,...

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