Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Clin Lab Med. 2005 Jun;25(2):279-303.

Application of molecular diagnostic techniques to renal epithelial neoplasms.

Author information

  • 1Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana University Medical Center, University Hospital, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA.


The application of molecular and cytogenetic techniques to the study of renal neoplasia has resulted in improved understanding of the biologic mechanisms that are responsible for tumor development and progression. It also revealed that several different and specific genetic events are responsible for tumorigenesis in the various categories and subcategories of renal tumors. The ultimate goal of research on the molecular pathology of renal neoplasms is a complete understanding of the genetics of these tumors, which will, in turn, aid in making the correct diagnosis, accurately assessing prognosis, and selecting appropriate and targeted therapeutic options.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk