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Assessment of Oral Function and Food Product Preference in Patients with Head and Neck Cancers

November 25, 2020

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Principal Investigator: Joel B. Epstein, MD


Taste and olfactory changes begin within days of initiating chemotherapy and radiation therapy for head and neck cancers (HNC) and may persist 12 months or longer post-treatment, affecting 50 to 75% of adults with HNC. In this study, we assess taste function and diet in addition to food product evaluation among patients with HNC.