New Cleveland Clinic Kidney Cancer Treatment Guide Now Available

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A new guide from Cleveland Clinic outlines the various approaches to kidney cancer treatment. The coverage includes surgical treatments like partial nephrectomy and non-surgical therapies like cryoablation and targeted molecular therapy. The guide also includes a comprehensive list of Cleveland Clinic doctors who treat kidney cancer from the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute and the Taussig Cancer Institute.

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The management of kidney cancer has been revolutionized by better treatments and safer, less invasive surgery; but a caring, dedicated doctor is still the most essential component

Around 54,000 new cases of kidney cancer appeared in the U.S. last year, according to the National Cancer Institute. Kidney cancer requires immediate treatment steps, and Cleveland Clinic's new guide informs patients of the many treatment options associated with kidney cancer.

The comprehensive, educational guide to kidney cancer treatment is informed by credentials that come from performing over 4,000 partial nephrectomies, more than any institution in the world. From laparoscopic surgery to cryotherapy, the guide covers surgical treatments, non-surgical therapies, and innovative therapies for kidney cancer. Drawing on knowledge and experience of Clinic urologists and their long history of pioneering advancements in kidney surgery, the guide describes open and laparoscopic partial nephrectomies and their benefits to the patient. The guide also includes an overview on non-surgical therapies such as radiation, immunotherapy, and targeted molecular therapy.

"The management of kidney cancer has been revolutionized by better treatments and safer, less invasive surgery; but a caring, dedicated doctor is still the most essential component," says Steven C. Campbell, MD, PhD, Professor of Surgery and Residency Program Director at the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute.

The Kidney Cancer Treatment Guide will be available via download or email after filling out a form on Cleveland Clinic's website.

About the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute:
The Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute is one of 26 institutes at Cleveland Clinic that group multiple specialties together to provide collaborative, patient-centered care. The institute is a world leader in treating complex urologic and kidney conditions in adults and children, and U.S. News & World Report has ranked the urology program among the top two in the nation for nine consecutive years.

About Cleveland Clinic:
Cleveland Clinic, located in Cleveland, Ohio, is a not-for-profit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Cleveland Clinic was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Cleveland Clinic among the nation's top four hospitals in its annual "America's Best Hospitals" survey. Approximately 1,800 full-time salaried physicians and researchers at Cleveland Clinic and Cleveland Clinic Florida represent more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties. In 2007, there were 3.5 million outpatient visits to Cleveland Clinic and 50,455 hospital admissions. Patients came for treatment from every state and from more than 80 countries. Cleveland Clinic's Web site address is http://www.clevelandclinic.org.

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