Jefferson University Hospitals

Kidney Cancer Testing

Our experts at Jefferson's Clinical Cancer Genetics Service will work with you to identify if you are predisposed to kidney cancer.

Kidney Cancer, also known as renal cell cancer, is one of the 10 most common cancers in both men and women. The lifetime risk for developing kidney cancer is about 1 in 63. About 1 to 2 percent of renal cell cancers are hereditary, meaning that an increased risk for the disease runs in the family conferring a high lifetime risk for the disease.

Genetic Testing Criteria for Hereditary Kidney Cancer

You may meet criteria for hereditary kidney cancer genetic testing if one or more of the following are observed for you and/or your family:

  • Age of diagnosis before the age of 40
  • Bilateral/multifocal disease
  • Family history of cancers
  • Chromophobe/oncocytic pathology
  • Personal or family history of uterine fibroids, cutaneous leiomyoma, hemangioblastoma, pheochromocytoma, spontaneous pneumothorax, fibrofolliculoma

Make an Appointment

Please call Laura Gross, BA (Program Manager), at 215-503-5285, to schedule an appointment or for more information about hereditary kidney cancer.