New Kidney Cancer Subtypes Discovered

Researchers from the Institute of Urologic Oncology and the Department of Urology have classified kidney cancer into various subtypes. These researchers found that there were chromosomal differences in a particular strain of kidney tumors that coded for a non-aggressive tumor. This finding helped separate this group of tumors and scientists are hopeful that they will discover more subtypes of kidney cancer. Prior to this study, researchers determined the grade level of a tumor based on its appearance, but oncologists found that similar looking tumors often behave differently. The findings of this study will be beneficial in aiding physicians with their treatment of kidney cancer patients.

Contributing Author: Rosevine Azap

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