Kidney Cancer 1 of 2

Overview:
Nearly 60,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with kidney cancer each year. Viewers of this program will learn about kidney cancer risk factors, symptoms, and some new treatment options that have been developed in recent years.

Part one of this two-part program addresses the following topics:

  • Definition of genitourinary cancers
  • Increasing incidence of kidney cancer
  • Types of kidney cancer
  • Risk factors, including smoking
  • Genetic risks
  • Symptoms
  • Treatment
    • Chemotherapy
    • Targeted therapies
    • Interleukin 2
    • Biological therapies/Immunotherapy
  • Metastatic disease

Guest:
Dr. Arif Hussain, the director of genitourinary oncology at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. Dr. Hussain is also a professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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This page was last updated: November 20, 2013

         
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