What is renal cell cancer? Also known as kidney cancer, it forms in the tissues of the kidneys. The most common form of kidney cancer is renal cell carcinoma, which develops in the tiny tubes that filter the blood and remove waste.
How often does it occur? According to the American Cancer Society, more than 64,000 diagnoses of kidney cancer occur each year in the United States. Kidney cancer is one of the top 10 most common cancers for both men and women.
What does University of Minnesota Physicians Cancer Care offer? We provide a broad array of expertise and treatment options for kidney cancers, including:
- Kidney cancer clinical trials
- MRI-guided biopsy
- robotic surgery
- newer chemotherapy
- oral medications
- vaccine therapies
The University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, pioneered endoscopic urology using percutaneous approaches to biopsy masses in the kidney.