[Radiotherapy of nasopharyngeal carcinoma--analysis of 1379 patients].

  title={[Radiotherapy of nasopharyngeal carcinoma--analysis of 1379 patients].},
  author={Dongdong Qin and Ying Hua Hu and Jian-hua Yan and Guang Zhou Xu and Wei Ming Cai and Xiao Lin Wu and Dongqing Cao and Xian F. Gu},
  journal={Zhonghua zhong liu za zhi [Chinese journal of oncology]},
  volume={10 3},
This paper presents 1379 patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma treated in our hospital from March 1958 to December 1978. The stage I and II lesions comprised 22% and stage III and IV lesions, 78%. 220 KV X-ray was used before 1960 and 60Co was predominant from 1961 through 1978. The overall 5 year survival rate was 41.4% (571/1379). Young adults and female patients gave better results. The 5 year survival rate was, according to pathological type, 45.1% for poorly differentiated squamous cell… CONTINUE READING