NCI Definition: Also known as collecting duct carcinoma, this is a rare type of renal carcinoma. It arises from the collecting ducts of the renal medulla, and most authors suggest that this is an aggressive tumor. [1]

Collecting duct carcinomas most frequently harbor alterations in NF2 and CDKN2A [2].

Most Commonly Altered Genes in Collecting Duct Carcinoma

NF2 Mutation and NF2 Frameshift are the most common alterations in collecting duct carcinoma [2].

Top Alterations in Collecting Duct Carcinoma

Disease Details

Renal Collecting Duct Carcinoma, Carcinoma of Collecting Ducts of Bellini, Carcinoma of Renal Collecting Duct, BDC, Bellini Duct Carcinoma, Carcinoma of the Kidney Collecting Duct, Collecting Duct Renal Cell Carcinoma, Carcinoma of Kidney Collecting Duct, Kidney Collecting Duct Carcinoma, Collecting duct renal cancer, Carcinoma of the Collecting Ducts of Bellini, Carcinoma of the Renal Collecting Duct
Non-Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma
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Collecting Duct Renal Cell Carcinoma
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1. National Cancer Institute. NCI Thesaurus Version 18.11d. https://ncit.nci.nih.gov/ncitbrowser/ [2018-08-28]. [2018-09-21].

2. The AACR Project GENIE Consortium. AACR Project GENIE: powering precision medicine through an international consortium. Cancer Discovery. 2017;7(8):818-831. Dataset Version 6. This dataset does not represent the totality of the genetic landscape; see paper for more information.

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