Active treatment of localized renal tumors may not impact overall survival in patients aged 75 years or older.

@article{Lane2010ActiveTO,
  title={Active treatment of localized renal tumors may not impact overall survival in patients aged 75 years or older.},
  author={Brian R Lane and Robert Abouassaly and Tianming Gao and Christopher J. Weight and Adri{\'a}n V Hern{\'a}ndez and Benjamin T. Larson and Jihad H. Kaouk and Inderbir S. Gill and Steven C Campbell},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2010},
  volume={116 13},
  pages={3119-26}
}
BACKGROUND Although nephrectomy cures most localized renal cancers, this oncologic benefit may be outweighed by the renal functional costs of such an approach. In this study, the authors examined overall survival in 537 patients who had localized renal tumors < or = 7 cm detected at age > or = 75 years to investigate whether surgical intervention improved survival compared with active surveillance. METHODS Clinical T1 renal tumors were managed with surveillance (20%), nephron-sparing… CONTINUE READING

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Although nephrectomy cures most localized renal cancers , this oncologic benefit may be outweighed by the renal functional costs of such an approach .
Although nephrectomy cures most localized renal cancers , this oncologic benefit may be outweighed by the renal functional costs of such an approach .
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