Welcome to Kidney Cancer Care

Welcome to the McMaster University - St. Joseph’s Healthcare Kidney Cancer Centre of Excellence (KCCE) website. This is a patient-oriented portal providing information and links regarding the cutting edge management of kidney cancer. Here you will find up-to-date information about kidney cancer and its treatment, recent advances in management, current clinical research information, and links to our basic science research program. We hope you find this website informative and useful and we welcome your feedback.

Anil Kapoor, MD, FRCSC
Director
McMaster – SJH Kidney Cancer Centre of Excellence (KCCE)

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What’s new in Kidney Cancer Care
February 8th, 2017
Patients with kidney tumors with pathology indicating a fumarate hydratase (FH) mutation should be referred for genetic testing, according to an article published in Cancer.1 Results from these tests can determine whether a patient and/or his or her family members should go on targeted surveillance for recurrent tumors.
December 19th, 2016
Statin use in patients with kidney cancer improved cancer-specific survival and overall survival, according to the results of a meta-analysis published recently in Cancer Treatment Reviews. There was, however, no effect on recurrence-free or progression-free survival
November 16, 2016
Among patients with intermediate- or poor-risk metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC), first-line therapy with cabozantinib was superior to standard-of-care sunitinib with respect to objective response rate and progression-free survival, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology