Kidney Cancer Genetics

Having certain hereditary syndromes can increase a person’s risk of kidney cancer. Hereditary kidney cancer accounts for only five to eight percent of all kidney cancers, making it rare. There are four types of hereditary kidney cancer syndromes, and at Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center we treat them all. We’re passionate about screening for these hereditary kidney cancers and many other cancer types at our NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center.

Our kidney cancer genetics program focuses on identifying your risk for cancer, so you can take steps to protect your health. We are at the forefront of new and innovative methods for preventing and treating kidney cancer. Our research leads to breakthroughs in care and world-renowned cancer specialists are passionate about offering the latest diagnostic approaches and treatments that can improve outcomes for patients.

To provide you with the most advanced care, you’ll have access to world-renowned specialists collaborating with critical care and nuclear medicine experts, nutritionists and pathologists, as well as psychosocial oncologists and thoracic cancer care navigators. And you’ll find the care you need in our state-of-the-art facilities.

For more than 50 years, Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center has been a leader in the research, diagnosis and treatment of over 200 types of cancer. Turn to us for comprehensive cancer screening.

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As an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center, Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center supports the mission and guidelines of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The following information about types of cancer, prevention and treatments is provided by the NCI.