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    SSIGN Score for Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC)

    Predicts progression of clear cell renal cell carcinoma after radical nephrectomy.
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    • The SSIGN (Stage, Size, Grade and Necrosis) score applies to clear cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC) at all stages, but not to other types of RCC.
    • Validated in multiple patient cohorts.
    pT1
    0
    pT2
    +1
    pT3a-c
    +2
    pT4
    +4
    pNx or pN0
    0
    pN1 or pN2
    +2
    M0
    0
    M1
    +4
    <5 cm
    0
    ≥5 cm
    +2
    No
    0
    Yes
    +2

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    Dr. Igor Frank

    About the Creator

    Igor Frank, MD, is a professor of urology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Currently, he is the head of the Mayo Clinic bladder removal (cystectomy) registry. His research focuses mainly on treatment and prognosis of survival in bladder and prostate cancer, though he also researches continuity and quality of care for cancer patients.

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