Prognostic value of Rhesus blood groups in oral squamous cell carcinomas.

@article{Bryne1991PrognosticVO,
  title={Prognostic value of Rhesus blood groups in oral squamous cell carcinomas.},
  author={Magne Bryne and Per Stanley Thrane and R Lilleng and Erik Dabelsteen},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1991},
  volume={68 10},
  pages={
          2213-6
        }
}
In the current study of the prognosis of all patients (N equals 70) with squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) of floor of mouth in Norway during the period 1963 to 1972, the authors found that patients with Rhesus (Rh) (D)-negative blood group had significantly poorer prognosis (mean 5-year survival, 8%) than patients with Rh (D)-positive blood group (5-year survival, 30%) (P equals 0.04). This extends the authors' previous observations in another group of oral cancer patients. The authors do not… CONTINUE READING