Prognostic role of en-bloc resection and late onset of bone metastasis in patients with bone-seeking carcinomas of the kidney, breast, lung, and prostate: SSG study on 672 operated skeletal metastases.

@article{Ratasvuori2014PrognosticRO,
  title={Prognostic role of en-bloc resection and late onset of bone metastasis in patients with bone-seeking carcinomas of the kidney, breast, lung, and prostate: SSG study on 672 operated skeletal metastases.},
  author={Maire Ratasvuori and Rikard Wedin and Bjarne Hauge Hansen and Johnny Keller and Clement S. Trovik and Olga Zaikova and Peter van den Bergh and Anders Kal{\'e}n and Minna Laitinen},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  year={2014},
  volume={110 4},
  pages={360-5}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES In metastatic disease, decisions regarding potential surgery require reliable data about the patient's survival. In this study, we evaluated different prognostic factors and their impact in four common primary tumors causing bone metastases. METHODS Data were acquired from the Scandinavian Sarcoma Group (SSG) metastasis registry. The patients underwent surgery between July 1999 and July 2009. This study included breast, prostate, lung, and kidney cancer cases, with a… CONTINUE READING