Excellence in the Study of Kidney Cancer

The Kidney Cancer Research Program at Stanford University is a forum to encourage multidisciplinary approaches to basic and pre-clinical kidney cancer research. The Program includes a bi-monthly seminar to highlight the work of our growing group of Stanford faculty members. The Program is designed to facilitate interactions, as well as to foster the development of new research efforts in the study of kidney cancer.

Kidney cancer (renal cell carcinoma) is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers (6th in men and 8th in women) and is responsible for 3-5% of all new cancer diagnosis in the United States. The incidence of renal cell carcinoma has been steadily increasing for the past 30 years. Renal cell carcinoma represents a clinical challenge as it includes several distinct tumor types, including clear cell, papillary, chromophobe, collecting duct, and unclassified. Each subtype demonstrates unique clinical behavior and responds to different treatments. Given this heterogeneity, there is a need for innovative and collaborative research efforts to further our understanding of the disease.

Kidney Cancer Patient and Survivor Conference

August 9, 2014

Stanford Cancer Instistute

Speakers:
Drs. Srinivas, Fan, Chung, Leppert, Mittra et al.

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