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Causes of death in patients with extranodal cancer of unknown primary: searching for the primary site

Background Cancer of unknown primary (CUP) is a fatal cancer, accounting for 3–5% of all diagnosed cancers. Finding the primary site is important for therapeutic choices and we believe that the organ which is designated as the cause of death may give clues about the primary site. Methods A total of 20,570 patients with CUP were identified from the Swedish Family-Cancer Database. ...

Comparison of survival of patients with metastases from known versus unknown primaries: survival in metastatic cancer

Background Cancer of unknown primary site (CUP) is considered an aggressive metastatic disease but whether the prognosis differs from metastatic cancers of known primary site is not known. Such data may give insight into the biology of CUP and the metastatic process in general. Methods 6,745 cancer patients, with primary metastatic cancer at diagnosis, were identified from the ...