What is the basis for treatment selection in renal cell carcinoma (RCC)?

Updated: May 21, 2019
  • Author: Kush Sachdeva, MD; Chief Editor: E Jason Abel, MD  more...
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The therapeutic approach to renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is guided by the probability of cure, which is related directly to the stage or degree of tumor dissemination. [2, 3, 4] More than 50% of patients with early-stage renal cell carcinoma are cured, but the outcome for stage IV disease is poor.


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