Urological research institute

Renal cancer


Group leader

Umberto Capitanio


The scientific production of the Renal Cancer Unit predominantly focuses on the following main topics:

  • Renal Cell Carcinoma and other renal histologies. Over the past 10 years, the scientific activities were dedicated to the field of kidney cancer, in particular in the settings of Small Renal Masses (SMR), locally advanced and metastatic kidney cancer.
  • Epidemiology, socio-demography, physiopathology, diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of kidney cancer
  • Imaging and diagnostic procedures for kidney cancer patients.
  • Functional urology and surgery of renal cancer