Doctors use device for blood clot removal to suction man’s kidney cancer tumors

March 5, 2015 6:22 PM

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Doctors use device for blood clot removal to suction man’s kidney cancer tumors

When 60-year-old Chris Teodoro was diagnosed with advanced kidney cancer in September 2014, he didn’t have a lot of options. His cancer had grown up and out of his kidney, infesting his blood vessels and approaching his heart.

Teodoro, of Madison Heights, Mich., a suburb of Detroit, could have undergone chemotherapy alone, but he was aiming to participate in a clinical trial for a new kidney cancer treatment that creates vaccines from patient’s tumors.

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