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 R. Hofmann and Mark Schrader and Markus Antonius Kuczyk and Andres Jan Schrader},
  journal={Cancer Causes & Control},
  year={2010},
  volume={21},
  pages={1905-1910}
}
Obesity 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. We 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 Marburg between 1991… CONTINUE READING