Renal Mass Registry


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Scottsdale/Phoenix, Arizona: 13-002688
    NCT ID: NCT01887574
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 13-002688

About this study

RCC is a cancer that is poorly understood. The increase in both incidence and mortality rates for RCC, coupled with the lack of effective therapies for RCC beyond surgical excision, underscore the need for a better understanding of RCC tumor biology, immunology, and epidemiology. Such improved understanding could then be directly translated into new prevention strategies as well as improved patient care. Recently, the National Cancer Institute's Kidney Cancer Progress Review Group identified as top priorities for future research the need to "better understand the mechanisms underlying known risk factors for kidney cancer" and "examine tumor tissue to identify predictors of patient outcome and targets for therapy". In addition, the review group stressed that the leaders in renal cancer research over the next decade would be those institutions that could enroll large numbers of patients, collect valuable risk factor and quality of life data from these patients and harness the latest technology to organize and analyze data.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

See eligibility criteria


  • Patients with a renal mass or a suspected metastatic lesion from a renal primary who have been treated or are going to be studied and or treated surgically at Mayo Clinic Arizona
  • Patients must be 18 years of age or older
  • Patients must be capable of and willing to sign an informed consent


  • None

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

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Mayo Clinic Location Status

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Erik Castle, M.D.

Closed for enrollment


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