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Surgery for Metastatic Renal Cell Cancer

Surgery and immunotherapy are the cornerstones of current treatment for metastatic kidney cancer. While immunotherapy has been on the front-lines of cancer research and widely touted as a breakthrough, surgery is seen as old hat and never makes the headlines. Although surgery is underappreciated, its importance should not be underestimated. Many are unaware of how much the limits of when surgery alone can be useful have expanded over time as surgeons have pushed the frontier. Surgery can also be combined in various ways with immunotherapy, and I believe that the combination may be responsible for 30 to 50% of the long term survivals attributed to immunotherapy.

CancerGuide has three major articles on this important subject:

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