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Hereditary Kidney Cancer

The Hereditary Kidney Cancer Program at Vanderbilt treats pediatric and adult patients with inherited kidney cancers. These include von Hippel Lindau (VHL), Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (BHD), hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell carcinoma (HLRCC), tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) and hereditary papillary renal cell carcinoma (HRPC).

The VHL Alliance has designated our program a Comprehensive Clinical Care Center. This organization is dedicated to research, education and support to improve awareness, diagnosis, treatment and quality of life for those affected by VHL.

Each patient receives care from specialists across Vanderbilt in their diagnosis, screening, intervention and treatment. We welcome patients of all ages into our program and are heavily involved in clinical trial opportunities.

Hereditary Kidney Cancer Program Appointments

Call to make an appointment for:

Children under 18
(615) 936-1762


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Conditions We Treat

We treat patients with hereditary kidney cancers and their related conditions, including:

Meet Your Care Team

Debra L. Friedman

Debra L. FriedmanMD, MS

    Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, General Hematology and Oncology, Leukemia and Lymphoma, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Solid Organ Malignancies
Kathryn E. Beckermann

Kathryn E. BeckermannMD, PhD

    Cancer, Genitourinary Cancer, Hematology/Oncology, Medical Oncology, Prostate, Bladder, and Kidney Cancer, Testis Cancer, Urologic Cancer
Daniel A. Barocas

Daniel A. BarocasMD, MPH, FACS

    Bladder Cancer, Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Laparoscopy and Robotics, Prostate Cancer, Urologic/Genitourinary Cancer, Urology
Sam S. Chang

Sam S. ChangMD, MBA

    Bladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Prostatectomy, Urologic Cancer, Urologic/Genitourinary Cancer, Urology
Kelvin A. Moses

Kelvin A. MosesMD, PhD

    Kidney Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Prostatectomy, Testis Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Urologic/Genitourinary Cancer, Urology

Why Choose Hereditary Kidney Cancer Care at Vanderbilt

  • diploma, award, ribbon, Recognized care, quality
    Recognized care

    Vanderbilt is the only VHL Alliance-designated Comprehensive Clinical Care Center in the southeast US. Vanderbilt serves the entire southeast region and provides the only comprehensive opportunity for services in a five-state region.

  • social, Collaborative care, people, conference, Team, staff, partners
    Collaborative care

    Our director coordinates specialty services through your diagnosis, treatment and ongoing care. We work closely with other specialties across Vanderbilt, including endocrinology, medical genetics, neurology, gastroenterology and pediatrics. We also provide you with access to specialists in psychology and social work as you manage the whole-life impact of your treatment.

  • goal, specialized, individualized, customized, Personalized care
    Personal attention

    Our dedicated patient navigator will coordinate your appointments, provide access to other services, and serve as your single point of contact throughout your care journey.

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    Access to clinical trials

    As part of an academic medical center, we offer access to clinical trials of some of the most promising new treatments for hereditary kidney cancer. Find a clinical trial.

  • camera phone, cell, iphone, Telehealth

    We can offer specialty care through a simple video consultation with your doctor. This means you have access to a Vanderbilt specialist, close to home.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:


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