An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Kidney Cancer

“When I met my doctor [at City of Hope], he immediately made me feel at ease. I didn’t feel like a victim; I felt like I was going to be victorious.”
Joelle Hood, kidney cancer survivor

Kidney cancer can develop in adults and children, representing 3.8 percent of all new cancer cases in the United States. Kidney cancer is more common in men than women and among African Americans and American Indian and Alaska Native populations.

If you have been recently diagnosed with kidney cancer, talk to our integrated group of experts who will ease your concerns and focus on providing you the best possible care from th

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If you have been diagnosed with kidney cancer or are looking for a second opinion consultation about your treatment, you may request an appointment online or contact us at 800-826-4673. Please visit Making Your First Appointment for more information. 

Our Expertise

Located in Southern California, City of Hope has been named a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, the highest designation that recognizes our commitment to cancer treatment, research and education. As a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, our doctors also help develop and improve evidence-based kidney cancer treatment guidelines for patients throughout the country.

Highlights of our kidney cancer program include:

  • Our team’s ability to treat complex kidney cancers, including patients with advanced cancers and patients with other medical conditions
  • Our leadership in urologic surgeries, including minimally invasive and robotic operations that reduce discomfort and recovery time
  • Our surgeons’ experience in kidney-sparing cancer surgeries, preserving urinary function
  • Genomic and molecular profiling to identify the best possible treatments
  • A wide portfolio of drugs that can fight cancer better with fewer side effects
  • Ongoing research and clinical trials of promising new therapies, including immunity-based and stem cell therapies
  • Follow-up and recovery program focused on restoring urinary function and improving quality of life




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