Improvement in survival of patients with oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma: An international collaborative study (pages 4242–4248)
Moran Amit, Tzu-Chen Yen, Chun-Ta Liao, Pankaj Chaturvedi, Jai Prakash Agarwal, Luiz P. Kowalski, Ardalan Ebrahimi, Jonathan R. Clark, Matthias Kreppel, Joachim Zöller, Eran Fridman, Villaret A. Bolzoni, Jatin P. Shah, Yoav Binenbaum, Snehal G. Patel, Ziv Gil and The International Consortium for Outcome Research (ICOR) in Head and Neck Cancer
Article first published online: 20 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.28357
The survival rate of patients with oral cavity cancer has improved significantly during the past 2 decades despite higher stage disease, and a higher rate of distant metastases. The decade of treatment is identified as an independent prognostic factor for outcome with a hazard ratio of 0.42 for cancer-specific mortality.