Cancer of unknown primary site: 20 questions to be answered (Journal article)

Pavlidis, N./ Pentheroudakis, G.


Cancer of unknown primary (CUP) is a common, well-recognized and heterogeneous clinical syndrome. Patients with CUP present with metastatic disease in the absence of an identifiable primary tumour despite a diagnostic work-up. Aetiologically, CUP might either harbor primaries that cannot be detected by the standardized diagnostic investigations or carry distinct genetic and epigenetic aberrations. In this article we try to clarify the clinical and pathological enigma of CUP by answering 20 important questions related to this entity.
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Επιστημών Υγείας. Τμήμα Ιατρικής
Keywords: Diagnostic Imaging,Humans,Incidence,Medical History Taking,Neoplasms, Unknown Primary/*diagnosis/epidemiology/etiology/pathology,Prognosis,Questionnaires,Tumor Markers, Biological/analysis/blood
URI: http://olympias.lib.uoi.gr/jspui/handle/123456789/23323
ISSN: 1569-8041
Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20943633
http://annonc.oxfordjournals.org/content/21/suppl_7/vii303.full.pdf
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