The Most Advanced Care for Kidney Cancers

As a leading provider of cancer care in New Jersey our specialists offer the most advanced diagnostic and treatment options for kidney Cancer. Through our partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, patients have access to complex surgical techniques, clinical trials, precision medicine, immunotherapy, and innovative radiation therapy procedures.

Types of Kidney Cancer

There are several types of kidney cancer including the following:

  • Renal Cell Carcinoma: Also known as renal cell cancer (RCC), this type of kidney cancer accounts for about nine out of 10 cases. Typically, it begins as a single tumor but it can grow to include two or more tumors in a kidney. Within this type of cancer, other subsets exist: clear cell renal cell carcinoma, papillary renal cell carcinoma, chromophobe renal cell carcinoma, and other rare RCCs such as collecting duct RCC, multilocular cystic RCC, medullary carcinoma, mucinous tubular and spindle cell carcinoma, and neuroblastoma-associated RCC. Some are labeled as unclassified as they do not fit into any of those categories.

  • Transitional Cell Carcinoma: These are also called urothelial carcinomas and begin in the renal pelvis lining.

  • Wilms Tumor (Nephroblastoma): These types of kidney cancer are often seen in children.

  • Renal Sarcoma: Though rare, these kidney cancers originate in the kidney’s connective tissue or blood vessels.

  • Benign (Noncancerous) Kidney Tumors: RWJBarnabas Health also treats noncancerous kidney tumors at our kidney cancer treatment hospitals in NJ. To destroy these tumors, we often use some of the same treatments that cancer patients receive such as surgery, radiofrequency ablation and arterial embolization.

To contact one of New Jersey’s best kidney cancer specialists call
844-CANCERNJ or 844-226-2376.