Oropharyngeal cancer: tumor volume predicts survival outcomes

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  • Tumor volume was associated with disease-free survival (DFS) of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) patients and outperformed nodal classification as a diagnostic tool.

Key results

  • Low nodal volume was significantly associated with improved DFS (p=.001).
  • Nodal classification and T classification were not significantly associated with DFS (p=.170 and p=.309, respectively).

Study design

  • 53 HPV-positive OPSCC patients treated with definiti...