Surgical Approaches to Treatment of Renal Cell Carcinoma

  • Jonathan A. Coleman
  • Paul Russo
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Radical nephrectomy is historically accepted as standard treatment for localized renal cell carcinoma (RCC). However, the presentation of RCC has changed dramatically over the past 3 decades. Newer alternative interventions aim to reduce the negative impact of open radical nephrectomy, with the natural history of RCC now better understood. This chapter discusses current surgical and management options for localized kidney cancer.


Renal Cell Carcinoma Renal Tumor Partial Nephrectomy Kidney Cancer Radical Nephrectomy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Urology DivisionWeill Cornell/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Cornell Weill School of MedicineMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA

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