Improved prognostication of renal cell carcinoma using an integrated staging system.

@article{Zisman2001ImprovedPO,
  title={Improved prognostication of renal cell carcinoma using an integrated staging system.},
  author={Amnon Zisman and Allan J. Pantuck and Fredrick Dorey and Jonathon W Said and Oleg Shvarts and David Quintana and Barbara Jennifer Gitlitz and Jean B. Dekernion and Robert Alan Figlin and Arie S. Belldegrun},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2001},
  volume={19 6},
  pages={1649-57}
}
PURPOSE To integrate stage, grade, and Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status (PS) into a clinically useful tool capable of stratifying the survival of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS The medical records of 661 patients undergoing nephrectomy at University of California Los Angeles between 1989 and 1999 were evaluated. Median age was 61 years, male-to-female ratio was 2.2:1, and median follow-up was 37 months. Survival time was the primary end… CONTINUE READING
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