Ann Surg Oncol (2017) 24:2436–2437 DOI 10.1245/s10434-017-5909-0 ED ITORIA L – H E AD AN D N ECK O NCO L OG Y Clinical Outcomes in pT4 Tongue Carcinoma are Worse Than in pT3 Disease: How Extrinsic Muscle Invasion Should be Considered? Carol M. Lewis, MD, MPH, FACS Department of Head and Neck Surgery, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX Through the consensus of task forces designated the exclusion of EMI from oral cavity T4 category criteria. according to disease anatomic site, the American Joint In a retrospective review of 203 consecutive patients with Committee on Cancer (AJCC) Staging Manual has codiﬁed index oral tongue pT3 or pT4 squamous cell carcinomas cancer staging since 1977; the Head and Neck Section is (SCC), who were staged using the AJCC seventh edition composed of 28 head and neck cancer experts. Staging (2010) criteria, this group identiﬁed signiﬁcant differences systems aim to create guidelines that group patients with in 5-year locoregional control (LRC) and disease-free similar survival into subgroups (hazard consistency) that are survival (DFS), as well as the development of distant distinct from other subgroups in terms of survival (hazard metastases (DM) between the pT3 and pT4 cohorts.
Annals of Surgical Oncology – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 22, 2017
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