Female kidney cancer patients undergoing surgery for non-metastatic disease may have more favourable prognosis

A retrospective analysis of over 2000 patients from the International Marker Consortium for Renal Cancer (INMARC) database showed that female patients with non-metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) had lower grade, lower stage, and longer relapse-free survival after partial or radical nephrectomy for their cancer.

In conclusion, this study suggests that female patients with clear cell RCC that hasn’t spread beyond the kidney may have less aggressive disease and better prognosis following nephrectomy. This may have implications for the management of their cancer and for clinical trials.

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