Prognostic factors for thyroid carcinoma. A population-based study of 15,698 cases from the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program 1973-1991.

@article{Gilliland1997PrognosticFF,
  title={Prognostic factors for thyroid carcinoma. A population-based study of 15,698 cases from the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program 1973-1991.},
  author={Frank D Gilliland and William C. Hunt and Don M. Morris and Charles R. Key},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1997},
  volume={79 3},
  pages={564-73}
}
BACKGROUND A number of prognostic factors for thyroid carcinoma have been identified, including sociodemographic characteristics, such as age and gender, and tumor characteristics, such as histology and stage. The relative importance of these factors as independent predictors of survival for patients with papillary, follicular, anaplastic, and medullary thyroid carcinoma has been extensively studied but remains uncertain. METHODS The authors used data collected by the Surveillance… CONTINUE READING

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