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The integration of chemotherapy and radiotherapy for the treatment of advanced head and neck cancer is still a matter of clinical investigation. An important limitation is that the concomitant administration of chemotherapy and radiotherapy still induces severe toxicity. In this paper, a simple artificial neural network. is used to predict, on the basis of biological and clinical data, if the cumulative toxicity of the combined chemo-radiation treatment itself would be tolerated. The resulting method, tested on clinical data from a phase II trial, proved to be able to forecast which patients will tolerate a combined chemo-radiotherapeutic approach. This result should open a new perspective in the clinical approach, by supplying a potential predictive indicator for toxicity.