A matched survival analysis for squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck in the elderly.

@article{Bhattacharyya2003AMS,
  title={A matched survival analysis for squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck in the elderly.},
  author={N Ghia Bhattacharyya},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={2003},
  volume={113 2},
  pages={368-72}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether elderly patients manifest poorer survivals for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. METHODS Cases of squamous cell carcinoma of the glottic larynx, oral tongue, and tonsil were extracted from the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results database for 1988 to 1998. For each primary site, patients were segregated into two age groups: 50 to 69 years of age and 70 years of age and older. For each case in the latter, elderly group, a reference group case was… CONTINUE READING