Impact of smoking status on clinical outcome in oral cavity cancer patients.

@article{Kawakita2012ImpactOS,
  title={Impact of smoking status on clinical outcome in oral cavity cancer patients.},
  author={Daisuke Kawakita and Satoyo Hosono and Hidemi Ito and Isao Oze and Miki Watanabe and Nobuhiro Hanai and Yasuhisa Hasegawa and Kazuo Tajima and Shingo Murakami and Hideo Tanaka and Keitaro Matsuo},
  journal={Oral oncology},
  year={2012},
  volume={48 2},
  pages={186-91}
}
The association between smoking status and survival in oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) patients remains unclear. Therefore, we evaluated the association between smoking status before treatment and clinical outcome in OSCC patients. We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 222 OSCC patients who were treated at Aichi Cancer Center in Japan. Of these, 82 patients (36.9%) were non-smokers, 65 (29.3%) were light smokers (pack-years smoking (PY) <30), 54 (24.3%) were moderate smokers… CONTINUE READING
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