VENUSS prognostic score for non-metastatic papillary renal cell carcinoma
This is a prediction model for disease recurrence following partial or radical nephrectomy for non-metastatic papillary renal cell carcinoma (T1-T4 N0-1 M0). The model is based on routine pathology and includes the variables T classification, N classification, tumour size, grade and presence of venous tumour thrombus. Based on the continuous VENUSS score, there are three groups with regard to the risk of recurrence: low risk (0–2 points), intermediate risk (3 to 5 points) and high risk (6 points or greater). VENUSS is an acronym for VEnous tumour thrombus, NUclear grade, Size, and Stage.  
Research authors: Tobias Klatte, Kevin M. Gallagher, Luca Afferi, Alessandro Volpe, Nils Kroeger, Silvia Ribback, Alan McNeill, Antony C. P. Riddick, James N. Armitage, Tevita F. 'Aho, Tim Eisen, Kate Fife, Axel Bex, Allan J. Pantuck, Grant D. Stewart
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