Renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer) is among the 10 most common cancers in both men and women, with 15-25 percent of patients having metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) where the cancer has spread to other parts of the body.
Typically, renal cell carcinoma is a disease that affects older individuals; average age at diagnosis is 64. In 2018, it is estimated the U.S. will see about 63,340 new cases of kidney cancer (42,680 in men and 22,660 in women), and that nearly 15,000 individuals will die from this disease.
Source: American Cancer Society. Key Statistics about Kidney Cancer.
ACCC's Improving Quality Care in Renal Cell Carcinoma project seeks to improve the quality of care for renal cell carcinoma patients treated at community cancer programs.
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