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August 12, 2015

Smoking is a risk factor in the clear cell and papillary subtypes of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), but not in chromophobe RCC, according to a study published in The Journal of Urology.

August 11, 2015

Deferred systemic therapy is a reasonable option for selected patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC), according to researchers. This approach may offer patients a better quality of life without negatively affecting survival, they say.

March 13, 2015

A higher intake by postmenopausal women of lycopene, an antioxidant found in foods like tomatoes, watermelon, and papaya, may lower the risk of renal cell carcinoma, a type of kidney cancer. A study describing these findings was published by Ho et al in Cancer.

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Dr. Kevin Zbuk

B.Sc. (Alberta), MD (Alberta), FRCPC


Assistant Professor, McMaster University
Department of Oncology - Division of Medical Oncology




Office:

Juravinski Cancer Centre
3rd Floor
699 Concession Street
Hamilton Ontario, L8V 5C2

Contact Information:
P: 905-387-9711 Ext. 64602
F: 905-575-6326
E:kevin.zbuk@jcc.hhsc.ca

Support Staff:
Karen Chadwick (Administrative Assistant)
P: 905-387-9711 Ext. 64602
F: 905-575-6326
E: Karen.Chadwick@jcc.hhsc.ca

Areas of Interest

Dr. Zbuk's areas of interest include cancer genetics and the molecular classification of gastrointestinal polyposis syndromes. Dr. Zbuk's oncology practice focuses on gastrointestinal malignancies.

Selected Publications

Zbuk K and Eng C “Cancer Phenomics: RET and PTEN as illustrative models”. Nature Reviews Cancer. 2007 Jan;7(1):35-45.

Ni Y*, Zbuk K*, Sadler T, et. al. « Germline mutations and variants in the succinate dehydrogenase genes in Cowden andCowden-like syndromes” American Journal of Human Genetics 2008 (in press)

Plon, S.E., Pirics, M.L., Agrawal, S., Zbuk, K., Nuchtern, J., Hicks, J., Hegde, M., Lip-Hon Chin, E., Eng, C., and H. Russell (2008). Multiple Tumors in a Child with Germline Mutations in TP53 and PTEN. New England J of Medicine, in press.

* joint first authors