Kidney Disease and Cancer (Nephro-oncology)
The kidney disease and cancer specialists at the Vanderbilt Center for Kidney Disease treat people with a variety of diseases, including but not limited to multiple myeloma, amyloidosis and renal cell carcinoma. We care for patients with complex medical challenges, including those who need a kidney transplant.
Why Choose Kidney Disease and Cancer (Nephro-oncology) at Vanderbilt
- Special focus on amyloidosis and multiple myeloma
The Vanderbilt Amyloid Multi-specialty Practice (VAMP) includes doctors from 10 specialties to care for patients with amyloidosis and multiple myeloma. Testing and many appointments are coordinated so that you can see the specialists you need, often on the same day. The team will send one summary letter to your referring doctor.
- Advanced treatment
VAMP has provided hundreds of consults for rare diseases. This team has made kidney transplants possible for some high-risk patients in cases when it wasn’t available otherwise.
- Recognized care
The Vanderbilt Center for Kidney Disease is recognized as a leader in amyloidosis and myeloma care in the Southeast. Patients in the South can get expert care close to home, avoiding the need to travel long distances — which they had to do before our practice formed.
- Team approach
Patients with renal cell cancer receive the benefit of being cared for by both our nephrology (kidney) and urology (urinary system) departments. Both are among U.S. News and World Report’s top-ranked programs in the U.S. These specialties work together to provide you the best possible care, using the latest surgical techniques and cancer treatments.
- Clinical trials
As part of an academic medical center, we offer access to some of the most promising new approaches being tested in clinical trials. Find a clinical trial.
Tests, Treatments and Services
We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:
- Blood and urine testing
- Consultation and assessment
- Dietary management
- Genetic testing