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JAMA Oncology Clinical Evidence Synopsis
October 2016

Oral Cryotherapy for Preventing Oral Mucositis in Patients Receiving Cancer Treatment

Author Affiliations
  • 1Cochrane Oral Health Group, School of Dentistry, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • 2Centre for Paediatric, Teenage and Young Adult Cancer, Institute of Cancer Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
JAMA Oncol. 2016;2(10):1365-1366. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2016.2680
Abstract

Clinical Question  In patients receiving treatment for cancer, does oral cryotherapy prevent oral mucositis?

Bottom Line  Oral cryotherapy is effective for the prevention of oral mucositis in adults receiving fluorouracil-based chemotherapy for solid cancers, and for the prevention of severe oral mucositis in adults receiving high-dose melphalan-based chemotherapy before hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT).

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