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Renal Cell Carcinoma

Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is the second most common cancer of the kidney in children. It is the most common kidney cancer in adults, but the genetics and the cell histology (the microscopic structure) of pediatric renal cell carcinoma are different than the adult version. RCC is very rare in children younger than age 15, but makes up about two-thirds of kidney cancers in young people ages 15 to 19.

Latest Renal Cell Carcinoma grants

Andrew Hong, MD, Principal Investigator
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Young Investigator Grants, Awarded 2015

Latest Renal Cell Carcinoma blog posts

As the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) Director of Science, I work to evaluate our funded research projects to track progress and find gaps in funding so that we can direct more research dollars to the largest areas of need, and to... more
When Lilly faced surgery after relapsing, her family made the decision to donate extra tumor tissue to research instead of throwing it away. 

“We hope that Lilly’s neuroblastoma tumor can be some small part of helping other children who... more
Every day, everywhere, children are diagnosed with cancer. Right now, children are in hospitals receiving frontline treatment following a diagnosis. Other children are beginning a clinical trial following a relapse. Still others face long-... more