Prognostic models and algorithms in renal cell carcinoma.

@article{Lane2008PrognosticMA,
  title={Prognostic models and algorithms in renal cell carcinoma.},
  author={Brian R Lane and Michael W. Kattan},
  journal={The Urologic clinics of North America},
  year={2008},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={613-25; vii}
}
Although surgical treatment is curative for localized renal cell carcinoma (RCC), 25% of patients present with locally advanced or disseminated disease, and disease will recur systemically in another 20% to 30% of those who have localized disease at presentation. Many clinical, histologic, and molecular factors have been identified that place patients who have localized RCC at greater risk for recurrence and those who have metastatic disease at risk for progression or death. This article… CONTINUE READING

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