Diagnosis & Treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering

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.

  • Diagnosis

    Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering carefully investigate kidney tumors to determine whether they are cancerous, and if so, what type of kidney cancer they are. Getting an accurate diagnosis ensures that you receive the correct treatment.

  • Treatment

    Memorial Sloan Kettering physicians have expertise in kidney-sparing surgery, image-guided ablation, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy for the treatment of kidney cancer.

  • Follow-Up Care

    At Memorial Sloan Kettering, we are dedicated to helping kidney cancer survivors live their lives to the fullest after treatment. We offer comprehensive follow-up care for people who have been treated here as part of our institution-wide Survivorship Initiative.