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Kidney Cancer Overview

  • When you come to the Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center (DF/BWCC), you are cared for by compassionate and experienced leaders in their field, who put your well-being and treatment first. Our multidisciplinary team of experts provides the safest, most effective therapies to treat your kidney cancer, while minimizing the side effects of treatment. We work closely with you to personalize your care every step of the way. Our cancer team cares for hundreds of new kidney cancer patients each year, as well as thousands of patients for follow-up care.

    The internationally recognized doctors and researchers in the Genitourinary Oncology Program use leading-edge techniques and conduct innovative studies and clinical trials to improve outcomes for all kidney cancer patients. Our team, which includes urologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, nurses, and support staff, goes beyond treating the disease; they are here to support each kidney cancer patient and family member.

    Individualized Treatment and Exceptional Care for Patients with Kidney Cancer — You Have...

    • World-renowned clinicians and researchers who work together to develop personalized treatment plans
    • A team of genitourinary oncology specialists setting treatment guidelines globally
    • Nationally recognized research team who precisely identify cancer cells using a clinical database of over 8,000 genitourinary cancer samples
    • Advanced molecular research techniques to identify tumors, including research in tumor suppressing proteins for kidney cancer
    • Expertise and experience that lead to improved outcomes for kidney cancer patients
    • An average of 25 open clinical trials at a time for genitourinary patients
    • Unique long-term survivorship programs for patients
    • The comprehensive expertise and patient-centered approach of two world-class medical centers — Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital

    We Treat You, Not Just Your Cancer

    We offer many programs to support our patients and their families before, during, and after treatment, including:

  • Services and Support at Dana-Farber

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    Becoming a Patient

    As a new Dana-Farber patient, find answers to questions about your first visit: what to bring, how to find us, where to park, and how to prepare.

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    How Our Genitourinary Cancer Patients Rate Dana-Farber

    Take a look at our patient satisfaction survey results for our patients treated for genitourinary cancers.
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    Support Services and Amenities

    We offer a wide range of services, from financial planning to creative arts to spiritual counsel, to support our patients through their cancer experiences.

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    The Eleanor and Maxwell Blum Patient and Family Resource Center

    The Blum Resource Center provides patients and family members with a comfortable environment to learn more about disease treatment and management.

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    Dana-Farber Care Card

    The Care Card is a prepaid spending account offering all our patients and visitors a safe and convenient way to make cashless purchases at many locations throughout Dana-Farber.
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    Join Our Online Cancer Community

    Join Dana-Farber's online cancer community and connect with other patients and survivors for support and information.