Age Predicts RCC Death in Women
Age is an independent prognostic factor in women, but not men, with renal cell carcinoma (RCC), according to researchers.
Allan J. Pantuck, MD, associate professor of urology at the
As a group, women present with less advanced tumors, resulting in a 19% lower risk of RCC-specific death compared with men.
This survival difference was seen only among patients younger than 60 years. Compared with men, women more frequently had clear-cell RCC (87% vs. 82%) and less frequently had papillary RCC (7% vs. 12%).