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NCI Press Release

Memorial Sloan-Kettering researchers find that obesity is linked to poor prognosis in tongue cancer

  • Posted: January 23, 2014

Obesity in patients with early-stage tongue cancer has been linked to a five-fold increase in the risk of death.

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