The last few years have seen major advances in all aspects of the understanding and treatment of kidney cancer, particularly the commonest variant clear cell carcinoma of the kidney. This book brings the reader up to date with these developments, covering aetiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, prognostic factors, presentation, interventional radiology, minimally invasive surgery, surgery for locally advanced tumours and for metasatic disease, adjuvant medical therapies, therapies for advanced disease, radiotherapy and palliation of symptoms. Each chapter is written by acknowledged experts in the field. The reader gains an excellent idea of the state of the art in the treatment of kidney cancer in an accessible format.
Table of Contents
1. Epidemiology/aetiology 2. Molecular genetics and pathogenesis of renal cancer 3. Presentation, staging and radical nephrectomy 4. The pathological appearance of renal tumours 5. Prognostic factors for outcome in metastatic renal cell carcinoma 6. Imaging in renal cancer 7. Interventional radiology in renal cancer 8. Management of renal tumours extending to inferioir vena cava 9. Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy and laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma 10. Surgical treatment of renal cell carcinoma metastatic to the thorax 11 Surgery for renal cell cancer bone metastases 12. Adjuvant therapy in renal cancer 13. Current systemic medical therapies for metastatic disease 14. Novel systemic therapies for metastatic disease 15. Radiotherapy and supportive care