Kidney Cancer: Diagnosis & Treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering

Pictured: Bernard Bochner Patients with kidney cancer receive care from our Genitourinary Disease Management Team, which includes specialists in urologic surgery such as Bernard Bochner.
Pictured: Robert Motzer

Our kidney cancer experts discuss advances in diagnosis and treatment.


At Memorial Sloan Kettering, patients with kidney cancer receive care from our multidisciplinary team of doctors and other specialists, known as the Genitourinary Disease Management Team. The team includes urologists and urologic surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, interventional radiologists, pathologists, nurses, psychiatrists, social workers, complementary medicine specialists, and nutritionists. Learn more about your cancer care team.

Researchers have found that kidney tumors have varying degrees of aggressiveness. Our pathologists are experts in examining kidney cells to determine whether cancer is present, and, if so, the specific type of cancer. In fact, they have been leaders in establishing the modern classification of these tumors. From many years of correlating the various types of kidney cancer with specific treatment outcomes, we are now better able to select the most appropriate therapy for each patient.

Learn more about how we diagnose and treat kidney cancer.