Influence of locoregional radiation treatment on tumor necrosis factor-alpha and interleukin-6 in the serum of patients with head and neck cancer.

@article{Akmansu2005InfluenceOL,
  title={Influence of locoregional radiation treatment on tumor necrosis factor-alpha and interleukin-6 in the serum of patients with head and neck cancer.},
  author={Muge Akmansu and Diclehan Kilic Unsal and Huseyin Bora and Şehri Elbeğ},
  journal={Cytokine},
  year={2005},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={41-5}
}
Serum tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha and interleukin (IL)-6 levels in the serum of 34 patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) undergoing locoregional radiotherapy (RT) were examined. The aim of the RT was definitive in 19 and postoperative adjuvant in 15 patients. Serum TNF-alpha and IL-6 levels were recorded before RT and after the completion of the fifth week of RT. The mean TNF-alpha levels before and after RT were 28.26 +/- 2.87 and 83.03 +/- 7.47, and the mean IL-6 levels were 61.56… CONTINUE READING

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