Do we know (or just believe) that partial nephrectomy leads to better survival than radical nephrectomy for renal cancer?

Abstract

Partial nephrectomy (PN) has become the gold standard for treating small renal masses amenable to such an approach. Surprisingly, the single randomized controlled trial of PN versus radical nephrectomy (RN) indicated an overall survival benefit for RN over PN. Recent studies have shed light on this discordance, and this review will attempt to discern what… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00345-014-1275-8

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