Inherited Renal Cancer Syndromes – Patient Information

  • What is Inherited Renal Cancer Syndrome?

    Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) predisposition syndromes are a group of inherited disorders characterised by the development of renal tumours. Patients who are affected by these disorders often require multiple renal surgeries and are at high risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal failure (ESRF). The disorders are individually rare (e.g. von Hipple-Lindau (VHL) disease has an incidence of ~1 in 30,000) but accurate diagnosis enables lifelong screening, early detection of tumours and reduces morbidity and mortality. Though each of the disorders is associated with an increased risk of RCC, the clinical features and genetic basis of individual disorders varies

  • Patient Support Group

    VHL UK/Ireland patient group

    PTEN UK & Ireland Patient Group (

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Inherited Renal Cancer Syndromes Patient Information Version 1 Updated April 2020
Written by the Inherited Renal Cancer Syndromes Rare Disease Group