Predictors of survival of advanced renal cell carcinoma: long-term results from Southwest Oncology Group Trial S8949.

@article{Lara2009PredictorsOS,
  title={Predictors of survival of advanced renal cell carcinoma: long-term results from Southwest Oncology Group Trial S8949.},
  author={Primo N. Lara and Catherine M. Tangen and Sarah J Conlon and Robert C. Flanigan and E. David Crawford},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2009},
  volume={181 2},
  pages={512-6; discussion 516-7}
}
PURPOSE S8949 demonstrated improved overall survival for debulking nephrectomy in interferon treated patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma. We present an updated analysis of S8949, now with a median followup of 9 years. We explored clinical predictors of overall survival. MATERIALS AND METHODS Univariate and multivariate Cox regression analysis was performed to evaluate the impact of clinical variables potentially influencing survival. RESULTS Of 246 patients 241 were eligible and… CONTINUE READING
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