Chicago-Consider this: Over the past two decades, data from both the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program and the National Cancer Database indicate that the survival rates for patients with laryngeal cancer have decreased. During this same time period, the use of nonsurgical treatments for these patients has increased. Is there a relationship?
Explore this issue:July 2006
And this: Laryngomalacia is a common, yet still somewhat enigmatic, disease. There are a variety of factors that influence the varying degrees of symptoms and disease severity seen in infants with laryngomalacia. But what do we know about the etiology of the disease and the factors that contribute to the wide spectrum symptoms and outcomes?
While prospective, controlled trials are the gold standard [for evaluating laryngeal cancer treatments], there are clearly some flaws that can be uncovered through review of tumor registries, such as SEER and the National Cancer Database.