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Measuring renal function before kidney surgery — evolving towards precision in medicine

Estimation of post-surgery future glomerular filtration rate (fGFR) is crucial for the oncological management of patients with renal cell carcinoma or urinary tract urothelial carcinoma. A new and simple formula for calculating fGFR has been published and should be included in future guidelines for personalized treatment of patients to guide decisions on surgery, systemic therapies and optimal sequence of treatment.

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Ferraris, F., Raman, J.D., Musso, C.G. et al. Measuring renal function before kidney surgery — evolving towards precision in medicine. Nat Rev Urol 19, 450–451 (2022).

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