Analysis of risk factors for distant metastases in squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity.

@article{Liao2007AnalysisOR,
  title={Analysis of risk factors for distant metastases in squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity.},
  author={Chun-ta Liao and H M Wang and Joseph Tung-Chien Chang and Shu-Hang Ng and Chuen Hsueh and Li-yu Lee and Chih-hung Lin and I Chen and Shiang-Fu Huang and Tzu-Chen Yen},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2007},
  volume={110 7},
  pages={1501-8}
}
BACKGROUND The number of patients with oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is increasing. Because the characteristics of patients with OSCC who develop distant metastases (DM) remain uncertain, the authors analyzed potential risk factors. METHODS For this report, the authors retrospectively reviewed data from 889 consecutive patients with OSCC who underwent radical surgery from January 1996 to November 2004. Patients were divided into 2 groups according to whether they had either… CONTINUE READING