Article Abstract

Multi-omics approach reveals the secrets of metabolism of clear cell—renal cell carcinoma

Authors: Giuseppe Lucarelli, Matteo Ferro, Michele Battaglia


Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) accounts for 2–3% of all adult malignant tumors, having the highest incidence in Western countries. It is estimated that in 2016, about 62,700 new cases will be diagnosed (3.7% of all new cancer cases) in the United States, and nearly 14,240 patients will die of this cancer (2.4% of all cancer deaths) (1). Patients with low stage, localized disease have an excellent prognosis after surgical treatment, but a significant percentage of subjects still present with a surgically unresectable tumor or will subsequently develop metastatic disease (2,3).