Brian Rini, MD

Brian I. Rini, MD, is Staff at the Department of Solid Tumor Oncology, and is a Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

How Your Own Immune System Can Be Used to Fight Cancer

You may be familiar with radiation and chemotherapy as cancer treatments. But a lesser-known treatment, immunotherapy, is helping patients fight cancer in a different way — by boosting the immune system. When your immune system identifies and destroys abnormal cells, this prevents many cancers from developing. But some cancers produce signals that thwart the immune … Read More

5 Things You Should Do Before Cancer Treatment

If you just found out you need cancer treatment, there are ways to prepare yourself. Being ready will help you overcome the uncertainty and anxiety that so often goes along with starting treatment. No matter what, remember who’s in charge: you! Too many people don’t realize that they — not their doctors — are in … Read More

New App Takes Mystery Out of Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are crucial to advancing cancer research, but less than 5 percent of adult cancer patients actually sign up for them, according to the National Cancer Institute. Why do patients hesitate? I think many of my patients don’t know enough about clinical trials to consider them an option. To them, “clinical trials” sound mysterious … Read More

Promising Therapies Can Target Your Kidney Tumors

There are promising therapies coming to help battle kidney cancer. Surgery is the primary treatment for kidney cancer, but we look for drug therapies as an alternative or to use alongside surgery. At Cleveland Clinic, our multidisciplinary kidney cancer team is driving improvements in drug therapy options by: 1. Learning how to give approved drugs … Read More

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