Kidney cancer is cancer that begins in your kidneys, the fist-sized organs located behind your abdominal organs on each side of your spine. In adults, the most common type of kidney cancer is renal cell carcinoma.
Why choose the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) for kidney cancer?
The Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) is a premiere cancer research and treatment facility and the only National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated cancer center in Central and South Texas.
The doctors who treat kidney cancer at the CTRC are part of the Genitourinary Oncology Department. They are leaders in the field and, as a team, provide highly personalized and advanced care. Our team is also dedicated to clinical research, striving at all times to find the best treatments and therapies for kidney cancer.
Patients come to the CTRC from throughout Texas for:
Clinical trials at the CTRC
Clinical trials are an important part of the work we do at the CTRC. Clinical trials are available for all patients, whether they are newly diagnosed or if they have already gone through other treatments. Because our cancer center is the only one in South Texas designated by the National Cancer Institute, we’re the only center that can say we offer care delivered by teams specializing in all phases of clinical trials.
Make an appointment
To request an appointment with our team or to make a referral to one of our physicians, please call the CTRC main number: (210) 450-1000 or 800-340-2872 or email CTRCReferral@uthscsa.edu.