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Abstract # 2511 Dosimetric Predictors of Gastrostomy Tube Dependence at One Year in Patients with Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck

Presenter: Caudell, Jimmy

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Purpose/Objective:
Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) tube dependence can have a severe negative impact on the quality of life of patients treated for head and neck cancer with radiotherapy. We examined doses to swallowing associated structures and correlations with PEG tube dependence at 1 year.