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Surgical oncologist or prophet?


Huber, G (2013). Surgical oncologist or prophet? Praxis, 102(1):39-44.

Abstract

The prognostication of the future behavior of a head and neck malignancy is still achieved by mainly morphological criteria. A common problem is the incertainty regarding the existence of occult metastatic disease in early tumors of the head and neck. In the focus of current research projects is the identification of molecular markers predicting the presence or absence of such occult metastases. By the detection of molecular markers with statistically significant correlations to metastatic disease it woulde be possible the select patients more accurately for necessary additional surgical treatment (e.g. neck dissection).

Abstract

The prognostication of the future behavior of a head and neck malignancy is still achieved by mainly morphological criteria. A common problem is the incertainty regarding the existence of occult metastatic disease in early tumors of the head and neck. In the focus of current research projects is the identification of molecular markers predicting the presence or absence of such occult metastases. By the detection of molecular markers with statistically significant correlations to metastatic disease it woulde be possible the select patients more accurately for necessary additional surgical treatment (e.g. neck dissection).

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Otorhinolaryngology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:German
Date:2013
Deposited On:02 Jul 2013 15:21
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 16:51
Publisher:Hans Huber
ISSN:1661-8157
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1024/1661-8157/a001163
PubMed ID:23384929

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