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tu·mor stage

the extent of the spread of a malignant neoplasm from its site of origin.
See also: TNM staging.

tu·mor stage

(tū'mŏr stāj)
The extent of the spread of a malignant neoplasm from its site of origin.
See also: TNM staging
Synonym(s): tumour stage.
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Tumour stage was classified according to the tumor-node-metastasis (TNM) classification for cancer staging designated by the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) (12).
If present these symptoms therefore always should be suspicious for a locally advanced tumour stage, which is also reflected by the fact that 20% of colorectal cancer patients at the time of first presentation have stage IV disease with distant metastasis.
Among these, tumour stage is the most important predictor of disease prognosis for RCC.
In addition to tumour stage, histological grade, extent of invasion, lymph node metastasis, Vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGFs) are also being studied as independent prognostic and therapeutic markers.
Before getting the Decipher test results, doctors were asked to make treatment decisions based on clinical risk factors, including Gleason score and tumour stage.
Even greater effectiveness was seen after adjustment for tumour stage and treatment.
We present measurements in plasma of prostate cancer patients characterised by PSA, tumour stage and Gleason score using GC/MS for sarcosine methodology (9,10) to elaborate further on the suitability of sarcosine as a marker for prostate cancer.
Data on tumour stage, grade, and treatment from the South East Region Prostate Cancer Register were used as the main outcome measure, as was prostate cancer-specific mortality up to 31 December 2008.
In conclusion, our results provide the evidence that cyclin D1 is overexpressed in a majority of patients with tobacco-related OSCC and that it is associated with aggressive clinicopathological features such as advanced age, tumour stage, lymph node metastasis as well as aggressive DNA pattern (aneuploidy and high S phase) in these patients.
While CTCL is often regarded as a low-grade lymphoma, it is slowly progressive and can take anywhere from several years to upwards of ten to reach tumour stage.
Based on these prognostic factors subgroups were defined and selected by CART with tumour stage and age as factors.
Although tumour stage at diagnosis wass no worse in the elderly group, these patients received less intensive investigation and were significantly more likely to receive conservative therapy (p = 0.

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