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HIV-positive head and neck cancer patients benefit from radiation therapy
Date:1/19/2011

ring of CD4 counts are recommended in these patients to minimize treatment complications.

"It is clear that HIV-positive patients tolerated primary radiation therapy for head-and-neck cancer without excessive toxicity or exaggerated tissue reactions," Allen Chen, M.D., senior author of the study and training program director at the University of California Davis Cancer Center in Sacramento, California, said. "With HIV-positive patients living longer than ever before and therefore developing cancers unrelated to their HIV, these studies are important to ensure that we are treating these patients for cancer in a way that provides them with the best possible outcomes."


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American Society for Radiation Oncology
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