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Statistics on Cancer of the Tongue at the Fondation Curie
MM. Roux-Berger and Octave Monod have collected statistics on cases of cancer of the tongue, in which treatment by radium and by roentgen rays was given at the Fondation Curie, from Jan. 1, 1920, to Dec. 31, 1925. The report covers 311 cases, 287 of which were studied in the most remote stages. There were seventy-seven recoveries of from one to six years' standing, or an equivalent of 26.7 per cent. Recoveries are becoming more numerous, owing to the progress of technic. Anterior dorsolingual cancers were almost all treated by the introduction of radium; the posterior dorsal cancers by radium, with or without exterior irradiation (the combination of the two methods seeming to give the best results). In some cases, roentgen rays or mere external irradiations were employed, with negative results. In the treatment of infralingual cancers, the use of
PARIS. JAMA. 1927;89(1):44-45. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690010044022