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ISRN Urology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 748235, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/748235
Review Article

Renal Cell Carcinoma Update: News from the AUA, EAU, and ASCO Annual Meetings 2011

1Department of Urology, Ulm University Medical Center, Prittwitzstrasse 43, 89075 Ulm, Germany
2Department of Urology, Hannover University Medical School (MHH), 30625 Hanover, Germany

Received 21 January 2012; Accepted 4 March 2012

Academic Editors: B. Delahunt, J. H. Ku, and T. Takayama

Copyright © 2012 Andres Jan Schrader and Sandra Steffens. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is one of the most important urologic malignancies with a continuously growing incidence and health economic relevance. In 2011, several hundred articles, abstracts, and lectures have been presented at the leading global urooncologic congresses. This review was composed to give an overview on the flood of novel findings dealing with diagnostics and therapy of both localized and advanced RCC. The most clinically relevant data are discussed in detail.