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Research Letter
April 12, 2018

Association of Facility and System Factors With Survival Among Pediatric Patients With Surgically Treated Head and Neck Sarcomas

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
  • 2Yale Cancer Center, New Haven, Connecticut
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online April 12, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2018.0183

Pediatric head and neck sarcomas are a rare and heterogeneous group of neoplasms.1 Owing to the rarity of this type of neoplasm, much of the literature on the topic focuses on adult cases outside the head and neck.2 Previous studies on adult cancers of the head and neck have shown that a variety of institutional factors influence patient survival.3,4 We aimed to investigate the role of facility and system factors associated with survival among pediatric patients with head and neck sarcomas diagnosed from January 1, 2004, through December 31, 2013, in the National Cancer Database.

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