Kidney Cancer

  • Robert A. Figlin

Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 116)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael Zimmer, Othon Iliopoulos
      Pages 3-26
    3. Ithaar H. Derweesh, Charles S. Tannenbaum, Patricia A. Rayman, James H. Finke
      Pages 29-51
    4. D. Leibovici, A. Sella, I. Y. Siegel, A. Zisman
      Pages 53-68
    5. Ken–ryu Han, Allan J. Pantuck, Arie S. Belldegrun
      Pages 69-89
  3. Kidney Cancer: Surgical Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Ithaar H. Derweesh, Andrew C. Novick
      Pages 93-97
    3. Nicolette K. Janzen, Kent T. Perry, Peter G. Schulam
      Pages 99-117
    4. Paul M. Yonover, Sameer K. SharmA, Robert C. Flanigan
      Pages 119-135
  4. Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma: Current and Future Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Beverly J. Drucker, Madhu Mazumdar, Robert J. Motzer
      Pages 139-153
    3. Janice P. Dutcher
      Pages 155-172
    4. Christopher M. George, Walter M. Stadler
      Pages 173-182
    5. Barbara J. Gitlitz, A. Robert Figlin
      Pages 183-198
    6. Egbert Oosterwijk, Adrienne Brouwers, OTTO C. Boerman, Steven M. Larson, Lloyd J. Old, Peter Mulders et al.
      Pages 199-212
    7. Samira Syed, Anthony W. Tolcher
      Pages 227-238
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 239-246

About this book


Kidney cancer is a heterogenous disease. This book covers:

-new surgical approaches which are becoming the standard, i.e., nephon sparing, laporascopic, minimally invasive techniques;
-new staging and prognostic capabilities;
-evolving therapeutic options include, cell based vaccine, gene and antibody therapy;
-molecular genetics allow for a better understanding of the various types of kidney cancer.

Kidney Cancer is a comprehensive review covering present and future surgical approaches, staging and prognostic factors, currently accepted and future plans for prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Contributing authors to this book are internationally recognized specialists in this disease. This book will be useful to the specialist (oncologist and urologist), primary care physicians, patients and family members dealing with kidney cancer.


Staging cancer carcinoma cell genetics kidney minimally invasive surgery molecular genetics prevention renal cell carcinoma stem cell stem cell transplantation surgery transplantation

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert A. Figlin
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5083-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0451-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0927-3042
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