Surgery Decreases RCC Death Risk

April 2013
Renal & Urology News;Apr2013, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p1
The article reports on the study conducted by Maxine Sun of the University of Montreal Health Center and colleagues which found that those treated with partial nephrectomy (PN) or radical nephrectomy (RN) had a significant 55% and 42% decreased risk of cancer-specific mortality (CSM). It indicates that the reduction in CSM risk was 59% and 53% for PN and RN respectvively, and that five-and eight-year CSM rates for the overall cohort were 10.2% and 11.7%, respectively.


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