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Curr Oncol. 2009 May;16 Suppl 1:S8-S15.

The contemporary role of surgery in kidney cancer.

Abstract

The diagnosis and treatment of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) has been the subject of major changes since the late 1980s. Initially, surgery was the only treatment available, but more recently, systemic therapies have been developed, and their introduction has modified some of the surgical indications for rcc. In addition, refinements in surgical technique and the introduction of minimally invasive approaches have revolutionized patient care and bear the promise of even more improvements to come. This paper provides an up-to-date overview of recent developments in the surgical treatment of RCC.

KEYWORDS:

Kidney cancer; laparoscopy; minimally invasive technique; surgery

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