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Chromophobe renal cell carcinoma


Other Names for this Disease
  • ChRCC
  • CRCC
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Overview

Chromophobe renal cell carcinoma is a rare subtype of the most common form of kidney cancer called renal cell carcinoma (RCC). This type of cancer forms in the cells lining the small tubules in the kidney. These tubules help filter waste from the blood, making urine. Chromophobe RCC accounts for about 5% of all RCC cases, and it is frequently diagnosed between ages 40 and 50. It is typically diagnosed in stage I or stage II, and has an overall better prognosis than other types of RCC. Treatment generally involves surgery. [1] [2] [3]
Last updated: 7/1/2015

References

  1. 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. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2764641. Accessed 7/1/2015.
  2. Vera-Badillo FE, Conde E, Duran I. Chromophobe renal cell carcinoma: a review of an uncommon entity. Int J Urol. 2012 Oct; 19(10):894-900. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22715810. Accessed 7/1/2015.
  3. National Cancer Institute, National Human Genome Research Institute. Chromophobe Renal Cell Carcinoma. The Cancer Genome Atlas. 10/11/2012; http://cancergenome.nih.gov/cancersselected/ChromophobeRenalCellCarcinoma. Accessed 7/1/2015.
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Other Names for this Disease
  • ChRCC
  • CRCC
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