Rational therapy for renal cell carcinoma based on its genetic targets

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Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is not a single entity, rather it is a term defining a group of histologically distinct tumors arising in the renal parenchyma. Each histologic subtype is clinically and genetically unique. It is our understanding of the genetic basis for these cancers that has led to the variety of targeted systemic therapies now available in RCC. This review will cover the basic tumor biology behind each histology, as well as the associated therapeutic targets identified thus far. Mechanisms and associated side effects of the currently available drugs will be examined. Completed clinical trials will be discussed, leading into the rationale behind currently active trials, and future directions for drug development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationImpact of Genetic Targets on Cancer Therapy
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media, LLC
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9781461461753
StatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NameAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
ISSN (Print)0065-2598

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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