Pretreatment risk stratification for non-metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma in a high-prevalence area

Yao Yu Hsieh, Peter Mu-Hsin Chang, Ming Huang Chen, Pen Yuan Chu, Cheng Hwai Tzeng, Shyue Yih Chang, Po Ming Chen, Muh Hwa Yang

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Background: This retrospective study was to establish a prognostic scoring system for patients with non-metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Methods: The medical records of 151 patients with HNSCC were evaluated. Clinical data were collected and statistical analyses were performed to determine the prognostic value of pretreatment variables and to build a risk stratification system. Analysis of the data for 94 additional patients validated the risk stratification system. Results: Three independent adverse prognostic factors were identified: Age

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487-492
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Chinese Medical Association
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011



  • Albumin
  • Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma
  • Lactate dehydrogenase
  • Prognosis

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  • Medicine(all)

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