A recent study suggests experimental "texture analysis" of renal masses via computed tomography scan holds promise as a technique to allow more effective risk stratification.
Renal Cell Carcinoma
"In the end, it is up to the surgeons who wish to continue to perform these robotic procedure to demonstrate their cost-effectiveness," writes Badar M. Mian, MD.
An updated guideline on localized kidney cancer as well as a look at active surveillance as initial management for renal masses
Results from a recent prospective trial suggest that active surveillance may be suitable for some patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma.