- Contrary to prior reports, younger age was not associated with poor survival of patients with oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma (OTSCC) in a review of the National Cancer Database.
Why this matters
- Population-based study contradicts prior small cohort studies and suggests that younger patients actually have better survival.
- Patients aged
- After propensity score matching, patients
- Multivariate factors for mortality included male sex (HR, 1.26; P<.001 black race comorbidities stage iii-ivb ivc unknown tumor high grade lymphovascular invasion extracapsular extension radiotherapy after surgery chemotherapy rt and positive surgical margins>
- 22,930 patients with OTSCC, 9.9%
- Funding: None disclosed.
- Retrospective study.