Determinants of treatment waiting times for head and neck cancer in the Netherlands and their relation to survival.

@article{Harten2015DeterminantsOT,
  title={Determinants of treatment waiting times for head and neck cancer in the Netherlands and their relation to survival.},
  author={Michel C van Harten and Frank J. P. Hoebers and Kenneth Wilfried Kross and Erik D van Werkhoven and Michiel W M van den Brekel and Boukje A. C. van Dijk},
  journal={Oral oncology},
  year={2015},
  volume={51 3},
  pages={272-8}
}
INTRODUCTION Waiting to start treatment has been shown to be associated with tumor progression and upstaging in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCs). This diminishes the chance of cure and might lead to unnecessary mortality. We investigated the association between waiting times and survival in the Netherlands and assessed which factors were associated to longer waiting times. METHODS Patient (age, sex, socioeconomic status (SES), tumor (site, stage) and treatment (type, of… CONTINUE READING
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