A rare type of kidney cancer – a kidney cancer originating from the collecting ducts or the Bellini tumour

Authors: Margus Krabi, Kersti Oselin

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Kidney cancer is the most common fatal urological tumour. As kidney cancer is insensitive to chemotherapy and radiation, it is primarily a surgical disease. Systemic treatment of locally advanced or metastatic cancer after surgical treatment depends on the histological subtype of the tumour. Because of the expansion of borders and free movement of people, it becomes more relevant to be aware of the epidemiology of diseases in patients with different genetic backgrounds and races. A case report of a Black patient with collecting duct carcinoma or Bellini tumour is described. Bellini tumour is a very rare subtype of kidney cancer in Caucasians but is more common among the Black population.