Sarcomatoid renal cell carcinoma. A treatable entity.

  title={Sarcomatoid renal cell carcinoma. A treatable entity.},
  author={Avishy Sella and Christopher J. Logothetis and Jae Yoon Ro and David W. Swanson and Myra L. Samuels},
  volume={60 6},
Of 920 patients with histologically confirmed renal cell carcinoma (RCC) seen at University of Texas M. D. Anderson Hospital over a 10-year period, 44 (4.8%) had the sarcomatoid variant. The authors show that, although sarcomatoid RCC has as common denominators with classic RCC in certain epidemiologic parameters such as age and sex, its biologic behavior is different. It is more malignant, has a higher metastatic rate, ultimate recurrence in localized disease which translates to a shorter… CONTINUE READING


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