Prognostic significance of STNMP and velocity of tumor growth in oral cancer

Cancer. 1982 Feb 15;49(4):773-6. doi: 10.1002/1097-0142(19820215)49:4<773::aid-cncr2820490428>;2-k.


Regression analysis using actuarial life tables has been applied to the STNMP system for the grading and staging of oral cancer. Based on 170 patients, the five-year survival figures were 78% for Stage 1, 67% for Stage 2, 36% for Stage 3, and 20% for Stage 4. This represents a considerable improvement in prognostic differentiation over existing TNM system applied to the same cohort of patients. A further variable, velocity of tumor growth, was also assessed and shown to be of value in predicting the ultimate survival of the patients.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / classification
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / mortality
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Mouth Neoplasms / classification
  • Mouth Neoplasms / mortality
  • Mouth Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Probability
  • Prognosis
  • Time Factors