Because renal cancer can be managed successfully only when localized, there is a great need to develop new treatments for patients with advanced or metastatic disease. In Renal Cancer: Methods and Protocols, Jack H. Mydlo, MD, and a panel of leading clinicians and researchers review every aspect of the latest surgical, medical, and immunological therapies that can be used in the diagnosis and treatment of renal cancer. These broadly experienced investigators also present a practical account of their best basic research methods, including the use of reverse transcriptase PCR combined with genomic hybridization, cadherin, and metalloproteinase expression to reveal important factors in the detection, staging, aggressiveness, and treatment of this disease. Gene therapy, the generation of monoclonal antibodies, and the use of interferon alpha, GM-CSF, and IL-6 are also discussed. In vivo assays are provided for analyzing angiogenesis, anti-angiogenesis, and general renal tumor biology as a prelude to human clinical trials. Comprehensive and pioneering, Renal Cancer: Methods and Protocols offers urologists, medical oncologists, laboratory investigators, and pathologists a practical collection of the major cutting-edge techniques and therapies for renal cancer today, together with a view of the highly promising future of gene therapy.
Linköping: Linköpings universitet , 2001. -403 p.