Small Renal Masses: To Biopsy or Not to Biopsy?

Biopsy or not to biopsy...that is the question in this debate between Jaime Landman and Michael Staehler hosted by Monty Pal.  Do we biopsy the small renal mass patient or do we diagnose the patient using exclusively imaging?  The case is made by Jaime to consider why this is the only cancer we do not routinely biopsy.  They discuss why the approach in small renal masses is unique.



Sumanta Kumar Pal, MD Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research, Co-director, Kidney Cancer Program, Medical Oncologist, City of Hope

Jaime Landman, MDProfessor and Chairman, UCI Department of Urology, UC Irvine Medical Center

Michael Staehler, MD, Ph.D. Professor of Urology, Founder and head of the Interdisciplinary Center for Renal Tumours, Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich, Germany