Phil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthorMargaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorStephenLurieMD PhD, Fishbein FellowIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: The article by Dr Chow and colleagues1 demonstrated that the incidence of renal cell carcinoma
increased steadily from 1975 to 1995 in the United States, especially among
African Americans. The authors determined that increased detection due to
ultrasonography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging did not
fully explain the upward trend and suggested that other factors may be contributing.
Katner HP, Baynham SA. Increasing Incidence of Renal Cell Cancer. JAMA. 1999;282(22):2119-2121. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-282-22-jbk1208