Mini-Review: Sarcomatoid Non-Clear Cell Renal Cancer

Saikrishna Gadde, Benjamin Jones, Christopher Old


Sarcomatoid differentiation can occur within any subdivision of renal cell carcinoma. Although the prevalence of sarcomatoid renal cell cancer has been reported to be anywhere from 1-15% of renal cancers, sarcomatoid non-clear cell renal carcinoma is actually very rare. Studies on these cancers are generally limited to tens of patients. One reason for the paucity of patients with non-clear cell sarcomatoid renal cell cancer is the aggressive nature of this disease. We present a case of sarcomatoid non-clear cell renal carcinoma and review of the treatment for these difficult cases based on the available literature.

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Cancer and Clinical Oncology   ISSN 1927-4858(Print)   ISSN 1927-4866(Online)   Email:

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