Stephanie Misono, M.D. M.P.H., and colleagues within the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and School of Medicine recently released the results of a study examining trends in treatment of people within the early stages of laryngeal cancer.
The objectives of this study were
- To identify factors associated with treatment differences.
- Characterize changes in treatment patterns over time.
- Compare survival rates across treatment types in patients who received treatment.
Using a cancer surveillance database, researchers analyzed rates and trends in patients who were treated from 1995 to 2009. 10,429 adult patients diagnosed with early cancer of the larynx (voicebox) were studied…