[Long-term efficacy of prophylactic upper neck irradiation for stage N0 nasopharyngeal carcinoma].

@article{Chen2008LongtermEO,
  title={[Long-term efficacy of prophylactic upper neck irradiation for stage N0 nasopharyngeal carcinoma].},
  author={Chuang-zhen Chen and De-rui Li and Zhi-Jian Chen and Dongsheng S. Li and Long-Jia Guo and Hong Guo},
  journal={Ai zheng = Aizheng = Chinese journal of cancer},
  year={2008},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={295-8}
}
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE Whether prophylactic irradiation should cover the whole neck or just the upper neck for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients, without neck lymph node metastasis (N0), remains controversial. This study was to assess the rationality of prophylactic upper neck irradiation for stage N0 NPC patients. METHODS Clinical data of 432 stage N0 NPC patients were analyzed. All patients were treated with radical radiotherapy alone. The extent of prophylactic irradiation was… CONTINUE READING