The last two decades have seen ground-shifting changes in the epidemiology, genetics, diagnosis and management of renal cancer. Advances in diagnosis have led to many tumours being identified at an asymptomatic stage. There have also been parallel advances in treatment, such as nephron sparing procedures and radiologically guided ablative procedures. However, these changes have brought with them dilemmas such as our ability to evaluate the nature and aggressiveness of early stage tumours and how best to identify those patients who will benefit most from early treatment. This practical, clinically-oriented volume focuses on these current diagnostic and clinical challenges, making it relevant to all members of the multidisciplinary cancer care team. - Contributions from all members of the multidisciplinary cancer care team - Exceptional high-quality illustrations and scans - Concise, practical and cutting edge content from leading clinicians CONTENTS Contributors; Series Foreword; Introduction; 1. Renal cancer - introduction Vincent Khoo; 2. Pathology of adult renal parenchymal cancers Patricia Harnden; 3. Familial and inherited renal cancers Tristan Barrett and Peter L. Choyke; 4. Radiological diagnosis of renal cancer Richard H. Cohan and Saroja Adusumilli; 5. Staging of renal cancer Giles Rottenberg and Sheila C. Rankin; 6. The role of biopsy in the modern management of renal cancer Colin P. Cantwell, Debra Gervais and Peter R. Mueller; 7. Imaging characteristics of unusual renal cancers Anju Sahdev and Rodney H. Reznek; 8. Surgery for renal cancer - current status Ravi Barod Tim O'Brien; 9. Thermal ablation of renal cancer Elizabeth E. Rutherford and David J. Breen; 10. Post treatment surveillance of renal cancer Parvati Ramchandani; 11. Imaging in the pre-procedural planning for nephron sparing procedures Brian R. Herts and Erick M. Remer; Index.