Collecting duct carcinoma

How might collecting duct carcinoma be treated?

Treatment of collecting duct carcinoma (CDC) may include surgery to remove the kidney. Chemotherapy may also be given. The authors of a 2013 review article mentioned that gemcitabine and cisplatin should be considered the standard of care for chemotherapy treatment of metastatic CDC. This treatment regimen is similar to what is given for transitional cell carcinoma, also known as urothelial carcinoma. Immunotherapy was not shown to be effective in treating CDC. There are a few reports of promising results from targeted therapy such as sunitinib or sorafenib. Studies are underway to learn more about these treatment options.

Last updated on 05-01-20

Where To Start

Kidney Cancer Association

The Kidney Cancer Association offers additional information on Collecting duct carcinoma. Please click on the link to access this resource.

Last updated on 04-27-20

Name: Kidney Cancer Association 1234 Sherman Avenue Suite 203
Evanston, IL, 60202-1375, United States
Phone: 312-436-1455 Toll Free: 1-800-850-9132 Fax : +1-503-215-7921 (Nurse Hotline) Email: Url:
Dason S, Allard C, Sheridan-Jonah A, Gill J, Jamshaid H, Aziz T, Kajal B, Kapoor A. Management of renal collecting duct carcinoma: a systematic review and the McMaster experience Current Oncology. June 2013; 20(3). e223-32. Reference Link

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