Eur J Cancer 2021 Apr 19;150:33-41. Epub 2021 Apr 19.
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Region Hospital West Jutland, Holstebro, Denmark; Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University, Aarhus C, Denmark.
Background: We aimed to compare the predictive performance of pN-categories in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) encompassing the most recent 8th edition (TNM8), its predecessor (TNM7), and a newly proposed algorithm (pN-N), which classifies patients according to the number of positive lymph nodes and extranodal extension.
Methods: Consecutive, primary OSCC patients from seven previously published cohorts were included and classified according to the three pN-classifications: TNM7, TNM8 and pN-N. Overall survival probabilities were summarised with the Kaplan-Meier method. Read More