BERKELEY, CA (UroToday.com) - Renal cancer represents the third most common genitourinary cancer in Saudi Arabia after urinary bladder and prostate cancers. It accounts for 3.6% of all male cancers and 2.2% of all female cancers. In 2010, a total of 167 cases were diagnosed in males and 117 cases in females. The age-standardized rate in males was 2.9/100 000 and in females, 2/100 000.
Preferably, all cases of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) should be seen or discussed in a multidisciplinary forum.
In this report, updated guidelines for the evaluation, as well as medical and surgical management of renal cell carcinoma are presented. They are categorized according the stage of the disease using TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours (TNM) staging system, 7th edition. The recommendations are presented with supporting evidence levels.
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Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, King Khalid University Hospital, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Princess Al-Johora Al-Ibrahim Centre for Cancer Research (Uro-Oncology Research Chair), King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Saudi Oncology Society and Saudi Urology Association combined clinical management guidelines for renal cell carcinoma - Abstract