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Cancers of unknown primary (CUP) are a heterogeneous group of histologically proven metastatic tumors whose primary site can't be determined after a standard diagnostic and pathologic work-up. This chapter in Cancer Concepts: A Guidebook for the Non-Oncologist presents provides an overview of cancers of unknown primary, including initial evaluation and principles of treatment.
University of Massachusetts Medical School
cancers of unknown primary, CUP
Cancer Biology | Neoplasms | Oncology | Radiology
Buttar A, Lambert LA, Liebmann J, Pieters RS. Cancers of Unknown Primary. In: Pieters RS, Liebmann J, eds. Cancer Concepts: A Guidebook for the Non-Oncologist. Worcester, MA: University of Massachusetts Medical School; 2015. doi:10.7191/cancer_concepts.1016.
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