What is the incidence of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in Europe?

Updated: Feb 19, 2021
  • Author: Kush Sachdeva, MD; Chief Editor: E Jason Abel, MD  more...
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In most of Europe, the incidence of kidney cancer has decreased or stabilized over the past decade, perhaps in part because of reduced tobacco smoking in men. Mortality from kidney cancer has also declined in most of Europe, principally in Scandinavia and other western European countries. In men, the mortality rate per 100,000 population fell from 4.8 in 1990-1994 to 4.1 in 2000-2004; in women, the rate fell from 2.1 to 1.8. [11]

Renal cell carcinoma is more common in people of Northern European ancestry (Scandinavians) and North Americans than in those of Asian or African descent. In the United States, the incidence is slightly higher in blacks than in whites: 24.5 versus 23.0 per 100,000 population in men, and 12.2 versus 11.4 per 100,000 population in women. [10]

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