OSCC: response to preoperative radiotherapy is the best prognostic factor

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Takeaway

  • Tumor response to preoperative radiotherapy, neutrophil level, and C-reactive protein (CRP) level are associated with survival of patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) after surgery.

Key results

  • Poor response to radiotherapy (regression grade 4; HR, 3.58; 95% CI, 2....