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Jerome: Kidney Cancer

Jerome Serling
Brian Shuch, MD, uses genetic profiling to guide the management of renal tumors. Among the many roles that physicians assume is that of interpreter. Doctors must be adept at interpreting a patient’s symptoms and test results to reach the right diagnosis. Then they must translate that diagnosis into terms that a patient can understand.

In his cutting-edge work treating patients with kidney cancers, Brian Shuch, MD, Assistant Professor of Urology and of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, has proven himself a gifted interpreter. By evaluating tumors not by shape and size—as has been standard protocol for decades—but by genetic profile, Dr. Shuch has launched an entirely new dialogue about the identification and treatment of these cancers. 

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