Renal Cell Carcinoma

Renal cell carcinoma (RCC, also known as hypernephroma) is a kidney cancer that originates in the lining of the proximal convoluted tubule, the very small tubes in the kidney that filter the blood and remove waste products.
What is Renal Cell Carcinoma?

Renal cell carcinoma, also called hypernephroma, is a cancer of the kidneys that forms in the proximal convoluted tubule. In the UK, it is the eighth most common cancer among adults, affecting 9,300 people every year.

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Latest Renal Cell Carcinoma News and Research

Study contributes to better understanding of the changes in kinase activity in renal cell carcinoma

Study contributes to better understanding of the changes in kinase activity in renal cell carcinoma

Study uncovers how common genetic mutations cause renal cancer

Study uncovers how common genetic mutations cause renal cancer

Cytokine-based cancer immunotherapy: Current progress and future prospects

Cytokine-based cancer immunotherapy: Current progress and future prospects

Moffitt researchers discover kidney cancer-specific splicing variant biomarkers

Moffitt researchers discover kidney cancer-specific splicing variant biomarkers

Moffitt researchers discover how YAP1 protein contributes to angiogenesis in cancers

Moffitt researchers discover how YAP1 protein contributes to angiogenesis in cancers

Study uncovers novel treatment for chromophobe renal cell carcinoma

Study uncovers novel treatment for chromophobe renal cell carcinoma

Conceptual framework to examine the patterns of copy number alterations in human cancer

Conceptual framework to examine the patterns of copy number alterations in human cancer

Taking everolimus post-surgery can improve outcomes in patients with high-risk renal cell carcinoma

Taking everolimus post-surgery can improve outcomes in patients with high-risk renal cell carcinoma

Researchers illuminate the molecular landscape and clinical features of rare kidney cancer

Researchers illuminate the molecular landscape and clinical features of rare kidney cancer

Indication of minor added benefit of nivolumab for adjuvant treatment of esophageal cancer

Indication of minor added benefit of nivolumab for adjuvant treatment of esophageal cancer

SPORE-funded Kidney Cancer Program at UT Southwestern reports wide array of tumor models to date

SPORE-funded Kidney Cancer Program at UT Southwestern reports wide array of tumor models to date

Immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy results in longer treatment-free survival for patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma

Immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy results in longer treatment-free survival for patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma

Immune cell patterns can help predict if kidney cancer patients will respond to immunotherapy

Immune cell patterns can help predict if kidney cancer patients will respond to immunotherapy

Kidney cancer study provides new insights into tumor invasion and metastatic competence

Kidney cancer study provides new insights into tumor invasion and metastatic competence

Underexpression of specific metabolic enzyme is a common feature in kidney cancer, study shows

Underexpression of specific metabolic enzyme is a common feature in kidney cancer, study shows

Researchers explore the impact of venous thromboembolism during surgery for renal cell carcinoma

Researchers explore the impact of venous thromboembolism during surgery for renal cell carcinoma

Analysis finds untapped potential for immunotherapy in older cancer patients

Analysis finds untapped potential for immunotherapy in older cancer patients

Cancer immunotherapies could benefit older patients as much as younger people

Cancer immunotherapies could benefit older patients as much as younger people

Penn study discovers a targetable vulnerability in clear cell renal cell carcinoma

Penn study discovers a targetable vulnerability in clear cell renal cell carcinoma

Study may provide a new therapeutic target for treatment of LUAD patients

Study may provide a new therapeutic target for treatment of LUAD patients