Clinical Trial

The Natural History of Small Renal Masses

Study Description

The Natural History of Small Renal Masses

There is a rising incidence of incidentally detected small renal tumours due to improved imaging techniques. Traditionally, patients diagnosed with these small renal masses undergo surgery and therefore there is limited data about the natural history of these tumours. Several small series have reported that most of these small masses grow slowly and might not require early intervention and that only some masses grow rapidly requiring immediate surgery. Presently, the investigators have not been able to identify prospectively which masses are going to grow slowly. The investigators plan to use computed tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) parameters, microsatellite analysis and tissue analysis to determine which masses will behave more aggressively. Additionally, the observations on the natural history of small renal masses need to be validated with a multicentric and systematically followed cohort.

Location

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Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Recruiting patients only Recruiting patients only

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Additional Information

Official Study Title

Role of Active Surveillance and Identification of Prognostic Factors for Progression in Early Stage Renal Cell Carcinoma

Clinical Trial ID

NCT01305330

ParticipAid ID

PdyrWe