Renal Mass Registry


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. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.


  • 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

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Erik Castle, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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