Article Abstract

Renal cell carcinoma: the oncological outcome is not the only endpoint

Authors: Alberto Martini, Shivaram Cumarasamy, Ashok K. Hemal, Ketan K. Badani


The primary focus for patients diagnosed with cancer is the prognosis in terms of survival. Equally, surgeons are generally concerned about the treatment approach of the tumor, the recurrence-free survival and cancer-specific survival. However, there is a balance between surgical cure of the renal mass and renal functional preservation.