Kidney Cancer: Prediction Tools

Our renal cell carcinoma nomogram is an online tool that can be used to predict the likelihood that a patient's kidney cancer will not recur at five years after surgery, following a new diagnosis.

Who Can Use This Tool?

This nomogram was designed to be used by physicians and people with renal cell carcinoma. If you are a patient, we recommend that you use this tool in consultation with your doctor.

Why Is This Tool Useful?

Understanding the risk of renal cell carcinoma recurrence is important because it is a key factor in deciding whether a patient requires additional treatment. This nomogram can help doctors and patients to develop the best treatment plan following surgery.

What Information Will You Need?

In order for this nomogram to provide an accurate prediction, you will need to include accurate values for all of the information below.

  • Histology: Cell type found from tissue removed during surgery.
  • Symptoms: Extent throughout the body.
  • 1997 pathology tumor stage: Pathologist’s assessment of tumor progression for kidney cancer.
  • Tumor size: 0.001 to 20 cm.

To better understand the results of the nomogram, patients should discuss the results of the nomogram with their doctors.

Use our renal cell carcinoma nomogram.

Contact Us

If you have questions or comments, please contact us at nomograms@mskcc.org.