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This has not been referred to above but entails the blocking of the artery feeding the kidney thus starving of its blood supply. Although this was used in the 1980’s and claimed to help subsequent surgery and even potentiate the immune response to the tumour by releasing lots of antigen (from the dead cells) into the blood stream, the methodology has not impacted greatly on the survival statistics of the disease and the procedure is uncomfortable and associated with some side effects.

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