Kidney Cancer: Information for Healthcare Professionals


Kidney cancer services for patients at UCLA are treated through the UCLA Kidney Cancer Program. Clinical activities of the Program are administered through the Department of Urology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, as well as the Peter Morton Medical Building.

The UCLA Kidney Cancer Program team of physicians, surgeons and clinical professionals are world renowned experts in the diagnosis, management and treatment of kidney cancer, from localized tumors (tumors confined to the kidney) to the most complicated metastatic, or advanced, kidney tumors (tumors that have spread to other organs or parts of the body).

Make a Referral

Our partnership with health professionals in the community is key to our success at UCLA Health System. It is our goal to assist you with referring a patient to UCLA and getting access to our continuing medical education program.

Registered nurses and referral coordinators are available to assist referring physicians and case managers access services at UCLA Health System through the toll-free UCLA Physician Referral Service phone line (800) UCLA-MD1). Or, send an email to and one of our referral nurses will respond.

Referrals may also be made directly. Please complete and send the Physician Referral Form to initiate the new patient referral process. A member of the UCLA Kidney Cancer Program team will first contact a representative in your office to collect additional patient information. Once we receive the necessary patient information, the patient will be contacted and the appointment confirmed.

Referrals may also be made by phone, fax or email:

Phone: (310) 794-7700
Fax: (310) 794-7787 (Attention: UCLA Kidney Cancer Program)
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST, Monday–Friday

All email Referral Forms received prior to 1:00 p.m. PST will receive a response, either by phone or email, by 5:00 p.m. the same business day. Messages received after 1:00 p.m. will be answered by noon the next day of business (Mon–Fri)

Clinical Trials

If you are interested in finding out more about our current research protocols, visit our visit our Active Clinical Trials section for general information and a listing of currently open clinical trials.

Additional Resources

Learn more about kidney cancer services at UCLA by visiting the following related websites: