Epidemiology of renal-cell carcinoma.

@article{Tavani1997EpidemiologyOR,
  title={Epidemiology of renal-cell carcinoma.},
  author={Alessandra Tavani and Carlo la Vecchia},
  journal={Journal of nephrology},
  year={1997},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={
          93-106
        }
}
Renal-cell cancer is responsible for about 2% of all cancer deaths in developed countries and represents 80-85% of all tumors of the kidney. Its etiology is still largely undefined. Recently the results of a large international population-based case-control study (International Renal-Cell Cancer Study), conducted between 1989 and 1991 in Australia, Denmark, Germany, Sweden and USA, including 1732 cases and 2309 controls, showed an increased risk of renal-cell cancer in relation to tobacco… CONTINUE READING

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