Article Abstract

Sarcomatoid renal cell carcinoma: genomic insights from sequencing of matched sarcomatous and carcinomatous components

Authors: Brandon J. Manley, James J. Hsieh


The estimated new kidney cancer cases diagnosed each year in the United Sates and in the world are ~63,000 and ~300,000, respectively (1,2). Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) represents over 90% of kidney cancer and consists of a group of malignancies arising from the renal epithelium and exhibiting distinct histopathological features (3-6). The 2004 WHO classification listed 12 different subtypes of RCC (4). With a better understanding of the molecular pathogenesis of RCC, the 2013 International Society of Urological Pathology (ISUP) consensus conference added several new entities (6).