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Last Updated: 02/06/19

Kidney SPOREs

According to the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program data, there will be an estimated 65,340 new cases of cancers of the kidney and renal pelvis in 2018 and about 14,970 deaths. Kidney cancer can affect both adults and children. Metastatic kidney cancer remains largely incurable in adults. Kidney cancer in children, known as Wilms tumor, is curable in most patients, but the treatment often leaves life-long sequelae. SPORE programs in kidney cancer address both adult and pediatric cancer and span a wide array of topics from the molecular genetics of the disease to novel treatment approaches, such as immunotherapies. The SPOREs in kidney cancer foster collaborations among experts in renal cancer in the United States and abroad, generating new resources and research opportunities for the scientific community.