Surgery significantly improves survival in patients with chordoma.

@article{Jawad2010SurgerySI,
  title={Surgery significantly improves survival in patients with chordoma.},
  author={Muhammad Umar Jawad and Sean P. Scully},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2010},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={117-23}
}
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective database review using Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database, National Cancer Institute. OBJECTIVE To determine current treatment outcomes and demographic characteristics and to define the prognostic factors and impact of surgery on survival. SUMMARY OF THE BACKGROUND DATA Rarity of the disease has limited the number of population-based studies addressing the issues of prognostic factors and the current treatment outcomes. METHODS A total of 962… CONTINUE READING

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