Published in Cancer Weekly, April 10th, 2001
K. Tsuchiya and colleagues rated apoptotic values of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma cells in 48 patients. The apoptotic index (AI) was calculated as the number of apoptotic cells per 1,000 tumor cells and was found to have a linear relationship with the mitotic index (MI) of the cells. The AI was scored from 0-10 with a median of two and a mode of one. Patients were subsequently exposed to 65 Gy...
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