Pretreatment quality of life as a predictor of distant metastasis and survival for patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma.


PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to examine the prognostic value of pretreatment quality of life (QoL) data on locoregional control (LRC), distant metastasis-free survival (DMFS), and overall survival (OS) in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 347 new patients with NPC, who were curatively treated by… (More)
DOI: 10.1200/JCO.2010.28.8324


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