Obesity is associated with improved survival in patients with organ-confined clear-cell kidney cancer

@article{Waalkes2010ObesityIA,
  title={Obesity is associated with improved survival in patients with organ-confined clear-cell kidney cancer},
  author={Sandra Waalkes and Axel Stuart Merseburger and Mario Wolfgang Kramer and Thomas R W Herrmann and Gerd Wegener and Julia Rustemeier and Rainer Hofmann and Mark Schrader and Markus Antonius Kuczyk and Andres Jan Schrader},
  journal={Cancer Causes & Control},
  year={2010},
  volume={21},
  pages={1905-1910}
}
  • Sandra Waalkes, Axel Stuart Merseburger, +7 authors Andres Jan Schrader
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • Cancer Causes & Control
  • ObjectivesObesity increases the risk of developing renal cell carcinoma (RCC); however, it remains unclear whether obesity is associated with RCC aggressiveness and survival. We assessed whether different body mass index (BMI) levels at the time of surgery had an effect on long-term prognosis of RCC patients.MethodsWe evaluated 1,338 clear-cell RCC patients with complete information about their BMI, who had undergone surgery for renal cell cancer at the University Hospitals in Hannover and… CONTINUE READING

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