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Importance of Nutritional Status in Treatment Response of Patients with Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

2016-01Cristina Sanda, Irina Radu, Bogdan Popescu, Maria Alexandra Barbu, Codrut Sarafoleanu, Cornelia Nitipir

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is the most frequent type of malignant tumor of nasopharynx. It represents 2% of all upper aero-digestive tract cancers (1). There is no uniform geographic spread of NPC with the highest rate in Southern China (Guangdong Region) 20-50/100.000 inhabitants, then South-Eastern Asia, Eskimos population, Northern Africa and Middle East.

The incidence is higher in male gender than in women with a ratio of 2-3:1 (2). It has been observed in both high and low incidence areas [...]

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