Ann Surg Oncol (2017) 24:2580–2587 DOI 10.1245/s10434-017-5966-4 O R I G IN AL ARTI CL E – HE AD A N D N ECK O N C OLO G Y Reﬁning the Role of Lymph Node Biopsy in Survival for Patients with Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: Population-Based Study from the Surveillance Epidemiology and End-Results Registry 1 1 1 1 1 Jia-Wei Lv, MD , Guan-Qun Zhou, MD , Yu-Pei Chen, MD , Ling-Long Tang, MD , Yan-Ping Mao, MD , 1 1 2 1 1 Lei Chen, MD , Wen-Fei Li, MD , Ai-Hua Lin, MD, PhD , Jun Ma, MD, PhD , and Ying Sun, MD, PhD Department of Radiation Oncology, State Key Laboratory of Oncology in South China, Collaborative Innovation Center for Cancer Medicine, Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center, Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China; Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China ABSTRACT patient, tumor, and demographic characteristics, biopsy Background. The updated version of the National Com- was not associated with impaired OS (hazard ratio [HR], prehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines revised 1.15; 95% conﬁdence interval [CI] 0.89–1.47; P = 0.29) or pretreatment workup for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) DSS
Annals of Surgical Oncology – Springer Journals
Published: Jul 5, 2017
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