Category: Volume 44 Number 06

Prognostic significance of Body Mass Index in patients with localized renal cell carcinoma


Objective: To investigate the relationship between the pretreatment body mass index (BMI) and the clinical outcomes in patients with localized stage I – III renal cell carcinoma (RCC) surgically treated.

Materials and Methods: From January 2000 to December 2012, 798 patients with stage I – III RCC were recruited from First Affiliated Hospital and Cancer Center of Sun Yat – Sen University. Patients were divided into two groups of BMI < 25 kg / m2 or BMI ≥ 25 kg / m2 according to the World Health Organization classifications for Asian populations. The differences in the long-term survival of these two BMI groups were analyzed.

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