In the treatment of renal adenocarcinoma, radiation therapy alone is insufficient. Preoperative radiation increases the resectability rate and delays metastasis, but overall improvement in survival is tentative. Postoperative radiation has not been of proven benefit. While palliation may be achieved, relatively high doses of radiation are required.
White, Joel Elliot
"The Role of Radiation Therapy in Renal Carcinoma,"
Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal
: Vol. 27
Available at: https://scholarlycommons.henryford.com/hfhmedjournal/vol27/iss2/6