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Chromophobe renal cell carcinoma

Other Names for this Disease
  • ChRCC
  • CRCC
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Chromophobe renal cell carcinoma is a subtype of the most common form of kidney cancer called renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Chromophobe renal cell carcinoma makes up about 4-6% of RCC, and it is frequently diagnosed between ages 50 and 60.[1] It is thought to have a more favorable prognosis than clear cell RCC, which is the main subtype of RCC.[1]
Last updated: 11/2/2010


  1. Tan MH, et al. BMC Cancer. 2010; Accessed 11/2/2010.
  2. Stec R, Grala B, Maczewski M, Bodnar L, Szczylik C. Chromophobe renal cell carcinoma - review of the literature and potential methods of treating metastatic disease. Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research. 2009; 28:134. Accessed 11/2/2010.
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