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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


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

Contact Information:
P: 905-387-9711 Ext. 64602
F: 905-575-6326

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

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