Capturing Renal Cell Carcinoma Recurrences When Asymptomatic Improves Patient Survival

Suzanne B. Merrill, Brian S. Sohl, Ashiya Hamirani, Erik B. Lehman, Kathleen K. Lehman, Matthew G. Kaag, Jay D. Raman

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Abstract

It remains unclear if surveillance of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) affords a survival benefit. Using 737 post-nephrectomy patients with M0 RCC, we examined whether detecting asymptomatic versus symptomatic recurrences influences mortality. Multivariable analysis showed that symptomatic recurrences were associated with a 3-fold increased risk of both overall and disease-specific mortality. These findings support that RCC surveillance provides beneficial patient outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)132-138
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Genitourinary Cancer
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Urology

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