The AUA (American Urological Association) recently updated its guidelines (2017) for managing renal masses and those subsequently diagnosed as RCC.
Guidelines were previously updated in 2009.
The newer recommendations define a clear role for radical nephrectomy (see Management > Radical Nephrectomy) and increased use of biopsy (see Renal Mass Biopsy > Renal Mass Biopsy).
All recommendations are Grade B-C.
See the complete set of guideline recommendations here. Recommendation statements can be sorted by Strength of Recommendation and Level of Evidence.