Literature on Periodontal Disease and Cancer Therapies
 
1. Febrile neutropenia and periodontitis: lessons from a case periodontal treatment in the intervals between chemotherapy cycles for leukemia reduced febrile neutropenia (abstract)
Soga et al.
2009, Supportive Care in Cancer
Oral and systemic infections arising from the oral cavity are significant problems in clinical management of patients undergoing leukemia treatment. However, there is significant disparity in the reported incidences of development of periodontal infections. Evidence is limited to those showing the systemic influence of periodontal infection in neutropenic patients. This study indicated an association between febrile neutropenia (FN) and periodontitis in a case in which periodontal treatment in the intervals between chemotherapy cycles reduced FN in subsequent courses of chemotherapy and hematopoietic transplantation (HCT).
 
2. Periodontal changes in patients undergoing radiotherapy
Marques and Dib
2004, Journal of Periodontology
The purpose of this study was to evaluate changes in the periodontium in patients who received head and neck radiation therapy.
 
3. Periodontal disease and periodontal management in patient with cancer
Epstein et al.
2001, Oral Oncology
Authors conducted a literature review by a search of Medline of the National Library of Medicine. The search was conducted to identify publications assessing periodontal disease in cancer patients. In addition, a review of papers referenced in the retrieved papers was conducted to identify additional publications for review.