Kidney Cancer

University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center Provides Specialized Care for Patients with Kidney Cancer

If you or a loved one has received a diagnosis of kidney cancer, you may be overwhelmed with concerns, fears and questions. Kidney cancer is among the 10 most common cancers diagnosed in both men and women. At UH Seidman Cancer Center, it is our commitment to ensure that patients with kidney cancer receive the most specialized and highest quality care available. We are here to calm your fears and answer your questions while guiding each patient every step of the way.

Expertise in Both Routine and Complex Care

UH Seidman Cancer Center is a nationally recognized cancer program with expertise in both routine and complex care for every stage of kidney cancer.

We offer patients a multidisciplinary team approach to care. This means all our cancer doctors, nurses and support staff coordinate your care. Our entire multidisciplinary team evaluates and reviews every single case so diagnosis and treatment decisions are based on the knowledge and proficiency of our experts. Together, we work through every step of cancer care and treat the whole person to help the patient get healthy and active again.

Advanced Contributions Toward Treating Kidney Cancer

Our fellowship-trained physicians are nationally renowned for their advanced contributions toward the treatment of kidney cancer. UH Seidman Cancer Center is part of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, one of only 41 Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country designated by National Cancer Institute (NCI). This recognition is based on a standard of excellence for research and clinical care. Our affiliation with Case Western Reserve University is proof that we are continuously researching through ongoing clinical trials and developing new methods to fight kidney cancer.

Skilled Cancer Team

At UH Seidman Cancer Center, we put the patient at the center of a compassionate, highly trained team. Our team of cancer experts includes:

  • Genetic counselors
  • Medical geneticists
  • Medical oncologists
  • Nurse navigators
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Pathologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Radiologists
  • Social workers
  • Surgical oncologists
  • Urologists

Customized Patient Care

UH Seidman Cancer Center fellowship trained physicians and staff collaborate with patients during each phase of the kidney cancer treatment process. They make sure that each patient and his or her family is fully educated every step of the way.

Our multidisciplinary team conducts weekly tumor board reviews. Tumor board review involves a meeting where every single patient’s case is read and discussed among an entire team of national experts to collaborate and guide cancer care treatment options for each patient.

Treatment Options

Physician with UH Seidman Cancer Center and the Urologic Oncology Center at University Hospitals Urology Institute physicians make treatment recommendations for a patient's kidney cancer based on the tumor size, location, whether it has spread and the stage of the disease. We have expertise in the management of both localized and advanced kidney tumors.

Our treatment recommendations might include:

Cancer Clinical Trials

UH Seidman Cancer Center has many available clinical trials for patients with kidney cancer, including:

  • Using a type of radiation therapy on kidney cancer tumors in patients who cannot have surgery to remove the kidney tumor. Learn more
  • Studying best dose and side effects of a cancer drug in people with kidney cancer and certain types of blood cancers that have been treated and come back, spread or gotten worse. Learn more

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