Kidney Cancer: Information for Patients


At UCLA, patients with kidney cancer 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 physicians and surgeons are highly recognized and well-respected experts in their field. The UCLA Kidney Cancer Program is distinguished for developing and utilizing state-of-the-art technologies, including innovative surgical and medical approaches, which enables the doctors to identify the patient's unique cancer and to tailor individualized patient care and treatment for the best possible outcome.

From the simplest conditions to the most complex, so acclaimed are our urology programs that for the 14th year in a row, U.S. News & World Reports has ranked the UCLA Department of Urology within the top five in the nation, and #1 on the West Coast for urology care.

Make an Appointment

Please complete the Patient Self-Referral form to initiate the new patient appointment process. A member of the UCLA Kidney Cancer Program team will contact you to gather additional information prior to confirming your appointment.

Certain administrative requirements must be completed before you meet with your physician. A UCLA Kidney Cancer Program Patient Coordinator will contact you to confirm and complete any open items on your Referral Form. In addition, University regulations require that you review the personal and financial information given at the time you scheduled the appointment.

Phone: (310) 794-7700
Fax: (310) 794-7787
E-Mail address:

Primary Care Locations

UCLA Kidney Cancer Program
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
10945 Le Conte Avenue, PUVB #3361
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7059

Clinic Address
Frank Clark Urologic Center
Peter Morton Medical Building
200 Medical Plaza,
Los Angeles, CA 90095

For directions, visit our location map.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are carefully controlled research studies in which cancer patients help doctors and scientists find ways to improve health and cancer care, and to make sure the treatments are safe and effective. Each study is designed to address and answer specific scientific questions and to find better ways to prevent, diagnose or treat cancer. A clinical trial is one of the final stages resulting from the research conducted during intensive and lengthy laboratory studies.

If you are interested in finding out more about these studies, visit our Enroll in a Clinical Trial section for general information and a listing of currently open clinical trials.

Additional Resources

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