Patients with kidney tumors sometimes have treatment options:
- Complete nephrectomy, which removes the cancerous kidney fully, or partial nephrectomy, which removes a section of kidney.
- Just the tumors can be surgically removed.
- The tumors can be destroyed through a method called ablation, which uses a probe guided by CT scan to either burn or freeze the tumor off.
At UCSF, an outcome-focused commitment across departments will often result in a combination of these approaches.
“We may practice in different fields, but when it comes to treating our patients, we have a unique means of sharing insights across disciplines,” said Dr. Kirsten Greene, a UCSF urologist who has been wo...