A non-randomized comparison of gemcitabine-based chemoradiation with or without induction chemotherapy for locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck

@inproceedings{Specenier2009ANC,
  title={A non-randomized comparison of gemcitabine-based chemoradiation with or without induction chemotherapy for locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck},
  author={Pol Specenier and Joost J J Weyler and Carl G Van Laer and Danielle Van den Weyngaert and J. L. van den Brande and Manon T. Huizing and Sevilay Altintas and Jan Baptist Vermorken},
  booktitle={BMC Cancer},
  year={2009}
}
Concomitant chemotherapy and radiotherapy (chemoradiation; CRT) is the standard treatment for locoregionally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (LA-SCCHN). CRT improves local control and overall survival (OS) when compared to radiotherapy (RT) alone. Induction chemotherapy (IC) reduces the risk of distant metastases (DM) and improves OS… CONTINUE READING