Risk Factors Contributing to a Poor Prognosis of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma: Validity of UICC/AJCC TNM Classification and Stage Grouping

@article{Ito2006RiskFC,
  title={Risk Factors Contributing to a Poor Prognosis of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma: Validity of UICC/AJCC TNM Classification and Stage Grouping},
  author={Yasuhiro Ito and Akira Miyauchi and Tomoo Jikuzono and Takuya Higashiyama and Yuuki Takamura and Akihiro Miya and Kaoru Kobayashi and Fumio Matsuzuka and Kiyoshi Ichihara and Kanji Kuma},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={31},
  pages={838-848}
}
In 2002, the UICC/AJCC TNM classification for papillary thyroid carcinoma was revised. In this study, we examined the validity of this classification system by investigating the predictors of disease-free survival (DFS) and cause-specific survival (CSS) in patients. We examined various clinicopathological features, including the component of the TNM classification, for 1,740 patients who underwent initial and curative surgery for papillary carcinoma between 1987 and 1995. Clinical and… CONTINUE READING