Kidney Cancer Outcomes

Roswell Park performs the highest number of kidney cancer surgeries annually in Western New York. High volume is often associated with lower mortality. Dr. Schwaab explains.

Five-Year Survival, Kidney Cancer, Stages I, II, III & IV
Cases Diagnosed (2004-2010)

 
    0 1 2 3 4 5
(n=331) RPCI stage I 100% 96% 96% 96% 96% 96%
(n=42) RPCI stage II 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(n=97) RPCI stage III 100% 87% 80% 77% 74% 74%
(n=147) RPCI stage IV 100% 49% 30% 18% 13% 13%
  SEER stage I 100% 97.90% 97% 96% 94.90% 93.60%
  SEER stage II 100% 95.80% 92.90% 90% 86.80% 84.60%
  SEER stage III 100% 90.20% 83.30% 78.20% 74.10% 70.10%
  SEER stage IV 100% 38.30% 23.90% 17.90% 14% 11.70%

American Joint Commission on Cancer (AJCC) Stage I-IV Kidney Cancer

Data source:
Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program (www.seer.cancer.gov) SEER*Stat Database: Incidence - SEER 18 Regs Research Data + Hurricane Katrina Impacted Louisiana Cases, Nov 2013 Sub (1973-2011 varying) - Linked To County Attributes - Total U.S., 1969-2012 Counties, National Cancer Institute, DCCPS, Surveillance Research Program, Surveillance Systems Branch, released April 2014 (updated 5/7/2014), based on the November 2013 submission.