The gamma2 chain of laminin-5 as an indicator of increased risk for recurrence in T1 stage tongue cancer.


BACKGROUND Treatment of small, localized tongue cancer is an act of balance between sufficiently extensive surgery and/or radiotherapy for safe cure, and minimizing treatment-related morbidity. The biological aggressiveness of these cancers is variable and conventional histopathology does not give sufficient information concerning the risk for local or… (More)