Squamous cell carcinomas 2 mm or thicker were most likely to metastasize

September 2008
Hem/Onc Today;9/10/2008, Vol. 9 Issue 16, p21
The article reports on a study which found a connection between cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas 2 millimeters (mm) or thicker and a significant risk for metastasis. According to researchers at Eberhard Karls Universität in Tübingen, Germany, tumors 6 mm or thicker were even more likely to metastasize, and also carried increased risk for local recurrence. Key prognostic factors for metastasis included increased tumor thickness and immunosuppression.


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