Join with the AACR to find better ways to prevent and treat kidney cancer.
Kidney cancer is among the most common cancers in the U.S., with nearly 64,000 new diagnoses and nearly 14,000 deaths in 2014, according to federal estimates.
Also known as renal cancer, kidney cancer is often treated with surgery to remove all or part of the affected organ. Some patients may be given chemotherapy or radiation therapy after surgery to destroy unseen cancer cells that may remain following the procedure. For a few patients, most commonly those with advanced disease, treatment may include a molecularly targeted therapeutic or an immunotherapeutic. (more…)