People in Miami, Florida, have access to the latest advancements in kidney cancer treatment at Moffitt Cancer Center. Located in Tampa, our cancer center is among the largest in the nation in terms of patient volume and includes a Urologic Oncology Program led by physicians from multiple specialties. The unparalleled experience of our physicians, combined with our multispecialty approach to treatment, helps our patients achieve the best possible outcome and quality of life.
What are my kidney cancer treatment options?
The answer to this question will depend on several factors, including the cellular makeup of your cancer, its stage and whether or not it has spread. Your overall health and age may also influence your ideal course of kidney cancer treatment.
The urologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists and other experts in Moffitt’s kidney cancer program collaborate to develop an individualized treatment plan for each patient based on his or her unique needs. In general, a kidney cancer treatment plan may include a combination of:
- Targeted radiation therapy and chemotherapy to destroy cancerous cells or prevent them from spreading
- Immunotherapy, also known as biotherapy, to leverage the body’s immune system to help fight cancer
- Molecularly targeted therapy to attack specific cancer cells with minimal damage to healthy cells
- Surgery to remove all or a portion of an affected kidney and some surrounding tissues
You may also consider our clinical trials, which allow participants to receive the latest treatment breakthroughs before those options are made widely available. Thanks to our ambitious research efforts, Moffitt has been designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, and we are the only cancer center based in Florida to have received this prestigious designation.
At Moffitt, we understand that traveling from Miami to receive kidney cancer treatment at our center may present a few logistical challenges. That’s why we’ve arranged for reduced lodging rates at our partner hotels. These hotels comply with our strict hygiene standards and are located near Moffitt.