OSCC: increasing usage of low-efficacy nonsurgical therapy

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  • Rates of nonsurgical therapy increased 8% from 1988 to 2008 in patients with resectable advanced-stage oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC).

Key results

  • Nonsurgical therapy was associated with significantly reduced DFS (63 vs 115 mo; P<.001) and OS (35 vs 71 mo; P<.001) compared with surgical therapy.
  • Nonsurgical therapy use was associ...