Chromophobe TCCs have better prognosis than clear-cell, papillary tumors

May 13, 2004

A large, international, multicenter study has shattered one common assumptionabout renal cell carcinoma. The overall prognosis for chromophobe carcinomasis better than for clear-cell or papillary tumors, rather than the opposite.However, all three tumor types have equivalent survival when adjusted forstage and grade.