The relationship between factors that impair wound healing and the severity of acute radiation skin and mucosal toxicities in head and neck cancer.

@article{Porock2004TheRB,
  title={The relationship between factors that impair wound healing and the severity of acute radiation skin and mucosal toxicities in head and neck cancer.},
  author={Davina Porock and Suzanne Nikoletti and Fiona Helen Cameron},
  journal={Cancer nursing},
  year={2004},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={
          71-8
        }
}
PURPOSE To determine which wound-healing factors impact on the severity of radiation skin and oral mucosal reactions in head and neck cancer and to test modifications to the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) acute toxicity scoring system. METHODS A consecutive sample of 53 head and neck cancer patients who were scheduled for curative or palliative radiation therapy. Therapy was planned using traditional computerized techniques. A new RTOG subscale for tongue reactions was developed… CONTINUE READING
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