Chemotherapy & Targeted Therapy for Kidney Cancer

Cancer biologist Johanna Joyce with graduate student Oakley C. Olson. Their research is focused on how tumors interact with normal cells and tissues in their local environment, a field that offers new possibilities for the development of targeted therapies.

Chemotherapy is a drug (or a combination of drugs) that travels throughout the body to kill cancer cells wherever they are.

If your kidney tumor has spread (metastasized) to another tissue in your body, we’ll work together as a team to determine if you would benefit from chemotherapy.

Chemotherapy can be given before or after surgery that’s done to remove the kidney.

Targeted Therapies for Kidney Cancer

Targeted therapies are a cornerstone of precision treatment, which uses information about the genes and proteins in your cancer.  These therapies are designed with your specific situation in mind. 

Advances in targeted therapies have significantly improved treatment options for people with kidney cancer in recent years.