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February 24, 2015

Neither sorafenib (Nexavar, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals) nor sunitinib (Sutent, Pfizer Inc), when given in the adjuvant setting, prolong disease-free survival (DFS) in patients with completely resected, locally advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) who are at high risk for recurrence, a large phase 3 trial has found.

February 18, 2015

Active surveillance (AS) and primary intervention (PI) for small renal masses are associated with similar overall and cancer-specific survival, according to the findings of a prospective clinical trial.

February 17, 2015

Higher intake of lycopene is associated with a lower risk of renal cell carcinoma (RCC)among postmenopausal women, researchers reported in Cancer (2015;121:580-588).

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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