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Almangush A, Salo T. The 8th Edition of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC8) Staging Manual: any improvement in the prognostication of oral tongue cancer? Chin Clin Oncol 2019;8(Suppl 1):S8. doi: 10.21037/cco.2018.12.04

The 8th edition of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC8) staging manual : any improvement in the prognostication of oral tongue cancer?

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Author: Almangush, Alhadi1,2,3; Salo, Tuula1,4,5
Organizations: 1Department of Pathology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
2University of Turku, Institute of Biomedicine, Pathology, Turku, Finland
3Institute of Dentistry, University of Misurata, Misurata, Libya
4Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
5Cancer and Translational Medicine Research Unit, Medical Research Center Oulu, University of Oulu and Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
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Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: AME Publishing Company, 2018
Publish Date: 2019-06-18


Oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma (OTSCC) is the most common carcinoma of the oral cavity, and according to a recent analysis of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database, patients with OTSCC are more likely to experience cause-specific mortality than patients with SCC of the other oral subsites (1). The traditional tumor (T), lymph node (N) and metastasis (M) staging system has been the cornerstone for clinical classification of OTSCC, although it has been widely criticized for its low prognostic value, especially in early-stage cases (2,3).

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Series: Chinese clinical oncology
ISSN: 2304-3865
ISSN-E: 2304-3873
ISSN-L: 2304-3865
Volume: 8
Issue: Suppl 1
Article number: S8
DOI: 10.21037/cco.2018.12.04
Type of Publication: B1 Journal article
Field of Science: 3122 Cancers
Copyright information: © Chinese Clinical Oncology. All rights reserved. Published in this repository with the kind permission of the publisher.