Prevention of oral complications in cancer patients.

  title={Prevention of oral complications in cancer patients.},
  author={Douglas E Peterson},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  volume={23 5},
This paper identifies future research strategies relative to prevention of oral complications of cancer and its treatment, with specific emphasis on radiation and/or myelosuppressive therapy. Data relative to both oral/pharyngeal cancers and cancers the treatment of which profoundly affects the oral cavity are highlighted. The basis for the presentation is: (a) the report that emanated from the 1989 National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference on "Oral Complications of Cancer… CONTINUE READING