A study of genetic causes of kidney cancer

 Rare Kidney Cancers / Posted 12 months ago

This study is looking at blood samples to find out more about the genetic causes of kidney cancer.

There are many risk factors associated with developing renal cell carcinoma (RCC). This is the most common form of kidney cancer. There are some faulty genes and inherited conditions that increase risk.

This study is looking at people who may have an inherited genetic fault or medical condition that increases their risk of developing RCC. The aim of the study is to find out more about the genetic causes of RCC, and more about how gene faults may increase risk.

  • Inclusion Criteria :
    • have 2 close relatives diagnosed with RCC before the age of 60 (or one close relative if you have been diagnosed with RCC before the age of 60)
    • have 3 close relatives diagnosed with RCC at any age (or 2 close relatives if you have been diagnosed with RCC)
    • were diagnosed with RCC before the age of 35 (early onset RCC)
    • have had RCC in both kidneys (bilateral RCC) before age 50
    • have Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome
    • Please note, a close relative can be either: a first degree relative - parent, child, brother or sister a second degree relative - aunt, uncle, grandparent, grandchild, niece, nephew, half brother or half sister
  • Study start date : 01/10/2000
  • Study end date : 31/03/2022
  • Wales-Based Study Contact : please speak to your clinician
  • Principal Investigator : Professor Eamonn Maher
Contact details

Birmingham, Cambridge, Exeter, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Oxford, SheffieldEngland www.cancerresearchuk.org

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