Renal pelvic cancer: A review of 611 patients treated in Illinois 1975-1985

Patrick Guinan*, Nicholas J. Vogelzang, Randal Randazzo, Stephen Sener, Joan Chmiel, Amy Fremgen, Joanne Sylvester, Incidence and End Results Committee Cancer

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Renal pelvic transitional cell carcinoma constitutes about 7 percent of all kidney cancer. This report is a summary of 611 Illinois patients with this tumor treated between 1975 and 1985. Overall, the five-year relative survival rate was 62 percent and the observed five-year rate was 48 percent. Stage was a major determinant of survival, as expected, in these cancer patients. The Illinois experience is reviewed and compared with the accumulated literature experience with renal pelvic cancers since 1944.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)393-399
Number of pages7
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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