Imbalance in absolute counts of T lymphocyte subsets in patients with head and neck cancer and its relation to disease.


Apoptosis of circulating CD8+T cells seen in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (HNSCC) suggests a possibility of lymphocyte imbalance. Therefore, absolute numbers and percentages of T lymphocyte subsets were examined in the peripheral blood of patients with HNSCC and age-matched controls. Venous blood was obtained from 148 patients… (More)


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