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      Association of Body Composition With Survival and Locoregional Control of Radiotherapy-Treated Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

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          Major weight loss is common in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) who undergo radiotherapy (RT). How baseline and posttreatment body composition affects outcome is unknown.

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          Journal
          JAMA Oncol
          JAMA oncology
          American Medical Association (AMA)
          2374-2445
          2374-2437
          Jun 01 2016
          : 2
          : 6
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston.
          [2 ] Head and Neck Section, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston3Radiation Oncology Unit, Chulabhorn Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand.
          [3 ] Head and Neck Section, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston.
          [4 ] Head and Neck Section, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston4Department of Clinical Oncology and Nuclear Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt.
          [5 ] Department of Radiation Oncology, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
          [6 ] currently a medical student at University of Texas Medical School at Houston.
          [7 ] Department of Head and Neck Surgery, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston.
          Article
          2491466 NIHMS815300
          10.1001/jamaoncol.2015.6339
          5080910
          26891703

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