Health Watch - Cancer Advances: Predicting the Future
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Kidney cancer can be difficult to treat because it’s often diagnosed in late stages and it is usually resistant to radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Dr. Ganesh Raj, a
UT Southwestern urologist, says this statistical model can help doctors counsel patients at the initial diagnosis to let them better understand what their long-term chances are for the cancer to return after surgery. The model is based on patient characteristics, such as the presence or absence of symptoms, gender and the size of the tumor.
Visit http://www.utsouthwestern.org/cancercenter to learn more about
UT Southwestern’s clinical services in cancer treatment.
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