Factors Associated With Receipt of Partial Nephrectomy or Minimally Invasive Surgery for Patients With Clinical T1a and T1b Renal Masses: Implications for Regionalization of Care
Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
Disparity; Nephron-sparing surgery; Renal cell carcinoma; Small renal masses; Travel
© 2020 Elsevier Inc. We aimed to identify factors associated with receipt of partial nephrectomy and minimally invasive surgery (MIS) in patients with clinical T1 renal cell carcinoma (RCC) using the National Cancer Data Base. Overall, data showed an increase in utilization of MIS and PN from 2010 to 2014. Patients in the lowest socioeconomic groups were less likely to travel and were more likely to receive more invasive treatments. On the basis of these findings, additional research is needed on the effects of regionalization of surgery for RCC.
Sterling, J., Rivera-Núñez, Z., Patel, H., Farber, N., Kim, S., Radadia, K., Modi, P., Goyal, S., Parikh, R., Weiss, R., Kim, I., Elsamra, S., Jang, T., & Singer, E. (2020). Factors Associated With Receipt of Partial Nephrectomy or Minimally Invasive Surgery for Patients With Clinical T1a and T1b Renal Masses: Implications for Regionalization of Care. Clinical Genitourinary Cancer, (). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clgc.2020.03.011