Philippe Arjane

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PURPOSE The prognostic significance of renal pelvis vs ureteral upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma tumor location is controversial. We assessed the prognostic significance of upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma tumor location in a large, population based data set. MATERIALS AND METHODS Our analyses relied on 2,824 patients treated with(More)
PURPOSE A recent multi-institutional analysis of 995 patients treated for renal cell cancer questioned the relationship between tumor size and the synchronous metastasis rate. We revisited the hypothesis that metastatic potential is unrelated to tumor size. MATERIALS AND METHODS We tested the relationship between tumor size and synchronous metastasis in(More)
PURPOSE The objective was to define the trends of PN use over time at six tertiary care European centers. METHODS Data were retrieved from institutional databases for patients treated with either PN or radical nephrectomy (RN) for stages T(1-2)N(0)M(0) renal cell carcinoma (RCC) between 1987 and 2007. For purpose of temporal trend analyses patients were(More)
PURPOSE External-beam radiation therapy (EBRT) may predispose to secondary malignancies that include bladder cancer (BCa), rectal cancer (RCa), and lung cancer (LCa). We tested this hypothesis in a large French Canadian population-based cohort of prostate cancer patients. METHODS AND MATERIALS Overall, 8,455 radical prostatectomy (RP) and 9,390 EBRT(More)
BACKGROUND The existing literature suggests that the surgical mortality (SM) observed with nephrectomy for localised disease varies from 0.6% to 3.6%. OBJECTIVE To examine age- and stage-specific 30-d mortality (TDM) rates after partial or radical nephrectomy. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS We relied on 24535 assessable patients from the National(More)
Trans-rectal ultrasound guided biopsy of the prostate represents the diagnostic standard for prostate cancer, but its mortality rate has never been examined. We performed a population-based study of 120-day mortality after prostate biopsy in 22,175 patients, who underwent prostate biopsy between 1989 and 2000. The control group consisted of 1,778 men aged(More)
BACKGROUND The conventional Fuhrman grading system, which categorizes renal cell carcinoma (RCC) with grades I, II, III, and IV, is the most widely used predictor assessment of RCC cancer-specific mortality (CSM). OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to test the prognostic ability of simplified Fuhrman grading schemes (FGSs) that rely on two- or(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess whether, in contemporary patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC), access to nephrectomy is the same between the Blacks and Whites, and that there is no difference in mortality after stratification for treatment type. PATIENTS AND METHODS The effect of race has received little attention in RCC; only two reports have addressed and(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the perioperative mortality rates at 90 days (90 dM) after nephroureterectomy (NU) and to devise a model capable of identifying individuals at an elevated 90 dM risk. NU represents the surgical standard of care for patients with invasive, nonmetastatic upper-tract urothelial carcinoma. However, this major abdominal surgery may be(More)
BACKGROUND Virtually all staging schemes aimed at predicting the prognosis of surgically treated patients diagnosed with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (MRCC) omit the use of lymph node stage. In the current study, the authors tested the prognostic significance of lymph node stage in patients with MRCC within a population-based cohort of patients treated(More)