John Libertino, MD, chair, Department of Urology, published Renal Cancer: Contemporary Management in June 2013. The textbook provides a state of the art overview of major topics in the field of kidney cancer, and features contributions from several Urology experts at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center. The material was crafted from evidence-based resources, ensuring the book is the most contemporary literature available on the subject matter. The sections of the book have been structured to give an overview of the major issues dealing with renal cell carcinoma and transitional cell carcinoma of the kidney. The text also reviews the new staging system, discusses familial syndromes of renal cell carcinoma, and provides new perspectives with regard to imaging and managing renal tumors. Renal Cancer: Contemporary Management is a valuable resource for physicians and researchers who want to learn more about the disease and disease management.
John A. Libertino, MD, chair, Institute of Urology, and director, Sophia Gordon Cancer Center, recently presented the findings of nearly 20 years of retrospective clinical data demonstrating that long term kidney function is significantly improved in cancer patients when their kidney tumor is removed via a new “clampless” variation of the traditional surgical procedure known as a partial nephrectomy.