Radiotherapy-related quality of life in patients with head and neck cancers: a meta-analysis.

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Summary of "Radiotherapy-related quality of life in patients with head and neck cancers: a meta-analysis."

To compare effects of intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) with those of conventional radiotherapy on quality of life (QoL) and severity of xerostomia in patients with head and neck cancer.


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Name: Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
ISSN: 1433-7339


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