KIDNEY CANCER: Recurrence in renal cell carcinoma: the work is not done

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Abstract

Recurrences can occur in up to 30% of surgically managed patients with localized renal cell carcinoma. Existing uro-oncological guidelines differ in recommendations of surveillance protocols and identification of patients at risk. A recent study shows that the existence of differing guidelines results in inadequate harms, cancer control and costs.

Refers to Lobo, J. et al. Comparison of renal cell carcinoma surveillance guidelines: competing tradeoffs. J. Urol.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.juro.2015.12.094 (2016)

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