Prognostic significance of body mass index before treatment for head and neck cancer.

  title={Prognostic significance of body mass index before treatment for head and neck cancer.},
  author={Yukinori Takenaka and Norihiko Takemoto and Susumu Nakahara and Yoshifumi Yamamoto and Toshimichi Yasui and Atshushi Hanamoto and Takahito Fukusumi and Takahiro Michiba and Hironori Cho and Masashi Yamamoto and Hidenori Inohara},
  journal={Head & neck},
  volume={37 10},
BACKGROUND Patients with head and neck cancer frequently experience malnutrition. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of nutritional status on prognosis and its association with treatment modalities. METHODS This retrospective study included 706 patients with head and neck cancer diagnosed between 2004 and 2012. The effects of pretreatment body mass index (BMI) on overall survival were analyzed using the Kaplan-Meier method and Cox regression model. RESULTS BMI ranged from… CONTINUE READING
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