kidney cancer

Xp11 translocation renal cell carcinoma

What is Xp11 translocation renal cell carcinoma? Xp11 translocation renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a type of kidney cancer. It is called ‘Xp11 translocation’ because the tumour cells contain a genetic alteration involving the TFE3 gene which is located in the p11 region of chromosome X. Another name for this type of cancer is TFE3-rearranged …
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TFE3-rearranged renal cell carcinoma

What is TFE3-rearranged renal cell carcinoma? TFE3-rearranged renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a type of kidney cancer. It is called ‘TFE3-rearranged’ because the tumour cells contain a genetic alteration involving the TFE3 gene. Another name for this type of cancer is Xp11 translocation renal cell carcinoma. What causes TFE3-rearranged renal cell carcinoma? This type of …
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Papillary renal cell carcinoma

What is papillary renal cell carcinoma? Papillary renal cell carcinoma is a type of kidney cancer. The tumour develops from the very small tubules in the kidney. Papillary renal cell carcinoma is the second most common type of kidney cancer in adults. What causes papillary renal cell carcinoma? Most cases of papillary renal cell carcinoma …
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Clear cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC)

What is clear cell renal cell carcinoma? Clear cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a type of kidney cancer. The tumour develops from the very small tubules in the kidney. Clear cell RCC is the most common type of kidney cancer in adults. What are the symptoms of clear cell renal cell carcinoma? Symptoms associated …
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Chromophobe renal cell carcinoma

What is chromophobe renal cell carcinoma? Chromophobe renal cell carcinoma is a type of kidney cancer. The tumour develops from the very small tubules in the kidney. Chromophobe renal cell carcinoma is the third most common type of kidney cancer in adults. These tumours generally have an excellent prognosis except when sarcomatoid or rhabdoid cells …
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