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Malignancy of the kidney and urinary tract 

Malignancy of the kidney and urinary tract
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Malignancy of the kidney and urinary tract
Author(s):

Jonathan Barratt

, Kevin Harris

, and Peter Topham

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199229567.003.0017
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date: 05 June 2020

Tumors of the kidney 668

Wilms’ tumor 672

Tumors of the renal pelvis and ureter 676

Tumors of the bladder 680

Tumors of the prostate 684

Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is the most frequently occurring solid lesion within the kidney. It comprises different tumor subtypes with specific genetic characteristics. The study of the hereditary types of kidney cancer syndromes has helped to elucidate the genetic basis of sporadic renal tumor formation, and provided the background for developing molecular-targeted agents in the treatment of RCC. Levels of evidence are indicated as used by the US Department of Health and Human Services....

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