Diagnosis-to-treatment interval and control of locoregionally advanced head and neck cancer.

@article{Caudell2011DiagnosistotreatmentIA,
  title={Diagnosis-to-treatment interval and control of locoregionally advanced head and neck cancer.},
  author={Jimmy J. Caudell and Julie L. Locher and James A. Bonner},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={137 3},
  pages={282-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of prolonged diagnosis-to-treatment interval (DTI) that falls in the time frame associated with the increasing complexity of planning treatment for patients with locoregionally advanced head and neck cancer (LAHNC). DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING The University of Alabama at Birmingham. PATIENTS An institutional database was searched for all patients with LAHNC who were treated with radiotherapy between 1995 and 2007 at the University of Alabama at… CONTINUE READING