Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312 773X (Online)
Issue: 2016, vol. 22, issue 1
Subject Area: Medicine
Pages: 1045-1049
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2016221.1045
Published online: 16 March 2016

J of IMAB 2016 Jan-Mar;22(1):1045-1049
Deyan DavidovCorresponding Autor.
Department of Medical Oncology, UMHAT- Dr. G. Stranski, Medical University, Pleven, Bulgaria.

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic significance for survival of certain clinical and pathological factors in patients with advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) treated with chemotherapy.
Methods:  From 1990 to 2009 sixty seven consecutive patients with mRCC, treated in UMHAT- Dr. G. Stranski, Department of Medical Oncology entered the study. Parameters including some patients characteristics, hematological and pathological parameters, were evaluated for their role as predictors of overall survival. The therapeutic regimens included Interferon- alpha or Medroxyprogesterone acetat. Survival analysis was evaluated by Kaplan- Meier test. The influence of pretreatment characteristics as prognostic factor for survival was analyzed using multivariate stepwise Cox regression analyses.
Results: Variables significantly associated with overall survival univariate analysis were performance status >1, thrombocytosis, anemia and number of metastatic sites >1. In multivariate analysis as independent poor prognostic factors were identified poor performance status and multiple sites of metastasis.
Conclusion: These results indicated that performance status, presence of elevated platelet counts or anemia as well as well as multiple site of metastasis could be useful prognostic factors in patients with mRCC.

Key words: Prognostic factors, Metastatic renal cell carcinoma, Survival,

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Davidov D. Prognostic Factors for Survival in Patients with Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Treated with Chemotherapy.. J of IMAB. 2016 Jan-Mar;22(1):1045-1049.

Correspondence to: Dr Deyan Davidov, Department of Medical Oncology, Medical University, Pleven; 1, "St. Kliment Ohridsky" Str., 5000 Pleven, Bulgaria; E-mail:

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Received: 30 November 2015
Published online: 16 March 2016

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