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    Fuhrman Nuclear Grade for Clear Cell Renal Carcinoma

    Provides prognostic grading system for tumor cells based on physical cellular appearance.
    When to Use
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    Why Use

    Patients with clear cell RCC and pathology assessment available.

    The Fuhrman Nuclear Grade is a pathology component of renal cell cancers and an independent predictor of cancer-specific survival. Virtually all data are from chart or database reviews and predate modern targeted therapies, but typically worsening nuclear grade correlates with worsening prognosis.

    There are no validated scoring systems for predicting survival in clear cell RCC. Using the Fuhrman grade or scoring systems that integrate it may help delineate categories of survival time better than clinical judgment alone.

    Small (~10µm)
    Larger (~15µm)
    Even larger (~20µm)
    Round, uniform