Advances in the Genetics of Familial Renal Cancer

Patrick Morrison, D.E. Donnelly, A.B. Atkinson, Alexander Maxwell

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We discuss recent advances in the diagnosis and management of renal cell cancer (RCC) given the enhanced molecular genetics knowledge in this area. A number of hereditary renal cancer syndromes have been described, including von Hippel-Lindau disease, Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome, hereditary leiomyomatosis/RCC syndrome, and hereditary papillary renal cancer. Early molecular diagnosis now facilitates the management and prevention of RCC in families. Recommendations for screening in families are discussed. The Oncologist 2010;15:532-538
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)532-538
Number of pages7
JournalThe Oncologist
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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