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Background: In the era of precision medicine, determining reliable renal function assessment remains a critical and debatable issue, especially in nephrology and oncology. Summary: This paper delves into the significance of accurately measured Glomerular Filtration Rate (mGFR) in clinical practice, highlighting its essential role in guiding medical decisions and managing kidney health, particularly in the context of renal cancer (RC) patients undergoing nephrotoxic anti-cancer drugs. The limitations and advantages of traditional GFR estimation methods, primarily using serum biomarkers like creatinine and cystatin C, are discussed, emphasizing their possible inadequacy in cancer patients. Specifically, newer formulae designed for GFR estimation in cancer patients may not perform at best in RC patients. The paper explores various methods for direct GFR measurement, including the gold standard inulin clearance and alternatives like iohexol plasma clearance. Key Message: Despite the logistical challenges of these methods, their implementation is crucial for accurate renal function assessment. The paper concludes by emphasizing the need for continued research and innovation in GFR measurement methodologies to improve patient outcomes, particularly in populations with complex medical needs.

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