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Traditional chemotherapy drugs are not very effective against kidney cancer. Doctors are continuing to investigate possible chemotherapy agents for use with kidney cancer.


About kidney cancer. Kidney Cancer Association website. Available at: . Updated January 29, 2013. Accessed June 20, 2013.

Kidney cancer. American Cancer Society website. Available at: . Accessed June 20, 2013.

Kidney cancer. National Cancer Institute website. Available at: . Accessed June 20, 2013.

Last reviewed May 2015 by Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP ; Michael Woods, MD

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