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Number of Metastatic Nodes a Predictor for Survival in Oral Cancer

Jason Harris
Published: Monday, Oct 23, 2017

Allen S. Ho, MD
Allen S. Ho, MD
The presence of metastatic lymph nodes was directly correlated with poorer survival in patients with oral cancer. Mortality risk rose continuously with the number of metastatic nodes without plateau, according to findings published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

<.001) were independently associated with mortality risk. Lymph node size and contralateral lymph node involvement (N2c disease) had no significant impact on survival.
Ho AS, Kim S, Tighiouart M, et al. Metastatic lymph node burden and survival in oral cavity cancer [published online September 7, 2017]. J Clin Oncol. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2016. 71.1176.

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