A biological approach to mucositis.

  title={A biological approach to mucositis.},
  author={Stephen T. Sonis},
  journal={The journal of supportive oncology},
  volume={2 1},
  pages={21-32; discussion 35-6}
Oral mucositis is a common toxicity associated with both antineoplastic head and neck radiation and chemotherapy. In addition to exacting a terrible symptomatic toll, mucositis is associated with a number of adverse health and economic outcomes. Furthermore, its presence may compromise the use of optimum agents, doses, or dosing schedules. The current lack of an approved, effective mucositis treatment has sparked interest in the development of interventions that are based on the biological… CONTINUE READING


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