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Comparative Effectiveness and Safety of Radiotherapy Treatments for Head and Neck Cancer

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Conclusions on the Comparative Effectiveness Regarding Quality of Life and Adverse Events: IMRT vs. 3DCRT

Patients who receive IMRT have reduced late xerostomia and better quality of life, when compared with those who receive 3DCRT. Evidence is consistent enough to suggest a true effect in favor of IMRT, but it is not possible to create a pooled effect estimate with a confidence interval.