A proposal for reclassification of the Fuhrman grading system in patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma.

@article{Sun2009APF,
  title={A proposal for reclassification of the Fuhrman grading system in patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma.},
  author={Maxine Sun and Giovanni Lughezzani and Claudio Jeldres and Hendrik Isbarn and Shahrokh F Shariat and Philippe Arjane and H. Michael Widmer and Daniel Pharand and Mathieu Latour and P. I. Perrotte and Jean-Jacques Patard and Pierre I. Karakiewicz},
  journal={European urology},
  year={2009},
  volume={56 5},
  pages={
          775-81
        }
}
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 three-tiered classifications. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS The current study addressed a population of 14064 patients with clear cell RCC who… CONTINUE READING
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