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  • Cancer survivors' tongues less sensitive to tastes than those of healthy peers

    Food science professor M. Yanina Pepino sitting in the kitchen of her home

    Head and neck cancer survivors’ tongues are less sensitive at the tip, and problems with taste dysfunction may persist for years after patients complete oncology treatments, a team led by food science and human nutrition professor M. Yanina Pepino found in a study.

    Photo by Luka Gruev


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  • Editor’s Note: To reach M. Yanina Pepino, call 217-300-2374; email

    The paper “Taste and smell function in head and neck cancer survivors” is available from the News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1093/chemse/bjab026