The effectiveness of the new (7th) UICC N classification in the prognosis evaluation of gastric cancer patients: a comparative study between the 5th/6th and 7th UICC N classification

@article{Chae2011TheEO,
  title={The effectiveness of the new (7th) UICC N classification in the prognosis evaluation of gastric cancer patients: a comparative study between the 5th/6th and 7th UICC N classification},
  author={Sumin Chae and Anbok Lee and Joo-Ho Lee},
  journal={Gastric Cancer},
  year={2011},
  volume={14},
  pages={166-171}
}
The most important prognostic factor after curative surgery for gastric carcinoma is the presence of lymph node metastases. According to the 7th edition of the UICC TNM staging system for gastric cancer, N classification was categorized as N0 (no regional lymph node metastasis), N1 (1–2 regional lymph node metastases), N2 (3–6 regional lymph node metastases), and N3 (7 or more regional lymph node metastases). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the rationality of the new UICC/AJCC N… CONTINUE READING
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