Current pathology keys of renal cell carcinoma
Carcinoma, Renal Cell
The conclusions reached by the ICUD-EAU 2010 International Consultation on Kidney Cancer emphasise the appropriate pathologic diagnosis of RCC in adults as a tool to approach patients' prognosis and modulate current therapy. Further emphasis should be placed on defining risk groups of RCC and diagnostic features of unusual tumours such as familial RCC, translocation RCC, and tubular mucinous and spindle cell carcinoma. A number of recently described entities and morphologic variants of classical categories deserves recognition because they can be important in differential diagnosis and therapy.