Importance of Nutritional Status in Treatment Response of Patients with Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma
Tuesday, March 08 2016 @ 05:06 EET
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 [...]View full article