Parathyroid carcinoma in more than 1,000 patients: A population-level analysis.

  title={Parathyroid carcinoma in more than 1,000 patients: A population-level analysis.},
  author={Claire Sadler and Kenneth William Gow and Elizabeth Ann Beierle and John J. Doski and Monica Langer and Jed G. Nuchtern and Sanjeev A. Vasudevan and Melanie Goldfarb},
  volume={156 6},
  pages={1622-9; discussion 1629-30}
BACKGROUND Parathyroid carcinoma (PC) is a rare malignancy with a moderate prognosis. The staging system, prognostic indicators, and optimal surgical management are still under debate. This large cohort explores prognostic factors for PC. METHODS 1,022 cases of PC in the 1998-2011 National Cancer Data Base that underwent surgery were examined for predictors of lower overall survival (OS) and relative risk (RR) of death at 5 years. RESULTS The 5-year OS was 81.1% in 528 patients with ≥ 60… CONTINUE READING
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