Kidney Cancer

There are a few types of kidney cancers that form in tissues of the kidneys. They include 1) cancer that forms in the lining of very small tubes in the kidney that filter the blood and remove waste products (renal cell carcinoma), 2) cancer that forms in the center of the kidney where urine collects (renal pelvis carcinoma), and 3) Wilms tumor, which is a type of kidney cancer that usually develops in children under the age of 5.

Areas of kidney cancer research at the Feinstein Institute include new surgical approaches to treat kidney cancer and identification of novel therapies for Wilms tumor in children.

Feinstein Institute investigators conducting kidney cancer research include Louis R. Kavoussi; Samuel Soffer and Bettie M. Steinberg.