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Adding Chemo Helps Head, Neck Cancer Patients
Date:10/27/2009

e, relatively easy to deliver, and have lower toxicity than platinum therapies ... [which] considerably improves the likelihood of completing treatment, essential for improving the chances of a cure," wrote the U.K. Head and Neck Cancer Group researchers in their report published in the Oct. 27 online edition of The Lancet Oncology.

Combination chemotherapy/radiation treatment should be standard for all advanced head and neck cancer patients for whom surgery isn't appropriate, they concluded.

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The U.S. National Cancer Institute has more about head and neck cancer.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: The Lancet Oncology, news release, Oct. 27, 2009


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