Need for a revised staging consensus in medullary thyroid carcinoma.

@article{Boostrom2009NeedFA,
  title={Need for a revised staging consensus in medullary thyroid carcinoma.},
  author={Sarah York Boostrom and Clive S. Grant and G Thompson and David R. Farley and Melanie L. Richards and Tanya L. Hoskin and Ian D. Hay},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={144 7},
  pages={663-9}
}
HYPOTHESIS Assessing prognosis for medullary thyroid cancer remains challenging and inexact. We hypothesize that the 1997 TNM staging criteria, especially for stage IV, are more accurate than the current 2002 staging system. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS One hundred seventy-three patients surgically treated for medullary thyroid cancer from January 1, 1980, to December 31, 2007. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Patients were staged according to 1997… CONTINUE READING

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