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Chance the Rapper sends out desperate plea in search of kidney donor for his aunt

Chance the Rapper during the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images) Chance the Rapper sent out a plea on social media asking for the public’s help in finding a suitable kidney donor for his aunt. The Chicago rapper appealed to his 8 million followers to help find his aunt, Toni a kidney… Read More »

Medical News Today: Scientists find possible causes for chronic kidney disease ‘epidemic’

New research suggests that a combination of high heat, toxins, and infections may be responsible for the increasing prevalence of chronic kidney disease among agricultural workers. A combination of high heat and environmental toxins may lead to chronic kidney disease, new research explains. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) involves the slow loss of kidney function. Kidneys… Read More »

Drug combination may become new standard treatment for advanced kidney cancer

A combination of two drugs — one of them an immunotherapy agent — could become a new standard, first-line treatment for patients with metastatic kidney cancer, says an investigator from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, reporting results from a phase 3 clinical trial. Patients who received the immunotherapy drug avelumab plus axitinib, a targeted agent, had a… Read More »