Renal cell cancer (RCC) is a disease in which malignant cells form in the tubules of the kidney. RCC is the most common kidney malignancy in adults. There are 62,000 new cases of RCC in the United States per year with an estimated 14,000 deaths from the disease. Etiologic risk factors for RCC are discussed. Laboratory and radiologic studies to evaluate renal masses are reviewed including differential diagnosis. The treatment for RCC depends on the stage of disease at presentation. Options include surgical intervention, chemotherapy, biologic therapy and targeted therapy. Case studies are also presented.
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Objectives: 1. Describe the physical exam findings, laboratory and radiologic evaluation of patients with RCC. 2. Discuss surgical, radiologic, biologic response modifiers, and targeted therapy in RCC. 3. Name 3 antineoplastic agents used in the treatment of mRCC.