Primary lung mucoepidermoid carcinoma: analysis of prognostic factors using surveillance, epidemiology and end results program.

@article{Komiya2017PrimaryLM,
  title={Primary lung mucoepidermoid carcinoma: analysis of prognostic factors using surveillance, epidemiology and end results program.},
  author={Takefumi Komiya and Raymond P Perez and Satomi Yamamoto and Prakash C. Neupane},
  journal={The clinical respiratory journal},
  year={2017},
  volume={11 6},
  pages={
          847-853
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) primarily occurs in salivary glands, but can also arise in other organs; however, the impact of primary location on patient prognosis is largely unknown. METHODS Using Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Program (SEER) data we investigated whether the clinical and prognostic features of MEC differed among multiple organ sites. The SEER-18 dataset from 18 cancer registries in the US between 1972 and 2012 was chosen. The common organ sites with… CONTINUE READING