OPSCC: prolonged diagnosis-to-treatment interval associated with poor survival outcomes
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- A diagnosis-to-treatment interval (DTI) 30 d is associated with increased mortality risk for patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC).
- 6606 patients with stage III-IV OPSCC receiving chemoradiation were analyzed for associations between DTI and outcomes.
- Patients with prolonged DTI had significantly decreased overall survival (HR=1.12 [95% CI 1.04-1.20], P=.005).
- Prolonged DTI was significantly associated with intens...