Kidney Cancer Clinical Trials
Discover hundreds of clinical trials for kidney cancer.
Kidney cancer that has spread elsewhere in your body – most commonly to the lungs, liver, lymph nodes, brain or bones – is known as metastatic kidney cancer. It is more difficult to treat than kidney cancer that is completely within the kidney. But you still have several treatment options, including:
Our team continues to investigate new treatments for metastatic kidney cancer. In 2015, interventional radiologist Scott Schwartz, M.D. was the first doctor in the world to perform a new procedure that involved suctioning a kidney cancer tumor from a patient’s vena cava (a vein that carries blood into the heart).
The patient then underwent minimally invasive kidney removal surgery and participated in a clinical trial. This clinical trial used genetic material from the patient’s tumor to produce a vaccine to fight the metastatic kidney cancer.
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