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Renal cell carcinoma

Approximately 15,000 people fall ill with a renal cell carcinoma every year in Germany. Most renal cell carcinomas are diagnosed when there is no formation of metastases (daughter colonies). In 10-15% of patients the tumour will have already spread into other organs upon diagnosis. The prognosis is good for a non-metastatic renal cell carcinoma. Metastatic tumours can be treated, but unfortunately cannot be cured.

Treatment / Therapy

A distinction is made between surgical treatment and drug therapy in renal cell carcinoma therapy. Surgical therapy involves removal of the tumour. For most patients, the kidneys can be preserved when the tumour is removed.
Drug treatments are necessary insofar as metastases are present.
Standards valid worldwide, immunological drugs, as well as preparations that engage with the metabolism of cancer cells in a targeted manner are utilised.



Clinic and Polyclinic for Urology

PD Dr. Uwe Zimmermann


Clinic and Polyclinic for Urology

PD Dr. Nils Kröger


Tamara Usichenko
Geschäftsbereich Patientenmanagement
Universitätsmedizin Greifswald
Fleischmannstr. 8
17475 Greifswald

Phone: +49 3834 86-5184
Mobil: +49 151 55459980
E-Mail: international.patientsmed.uni-greifswaldde