Clinical-dosimetric analysis of measures of dysphagia including gastrostomy-tube dependence among head and neck cancer patients treated definitively by intensity-modulated radiotherapy with concurrent chemotherapy

@inproceedings{Li2009ClinicaldosimetricAO,
  title={Clinical-dosimetric analysis of measures of dysphagia including gastrostomy-tube dependence among head and neck cancer patients treated definitively by intensity-modulated radiotherapy with concurrent chemotherapy},
  author={Baoqing Li and Dan Li and Derick H. M. Lau and D. Gregory Farwell and Quang C Luu and David M. Rocke and Kathleen Newman and Jean Courquin and James A. Purdy and Allen M Chen},
  booktitle={Radiation oncology},
  year={2009}
}
PURPOSE To investigate the association between dose to various anatomical structures and dysphagia among patients with head and neck cancer treated by definitive intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and concurrent chemotherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS Thirty-nine patients with squamous cancer of the head and neck were treated by definitive concurrent chemotherapy and IMRT to a median dose of 70 Gy (range, 68 to 72). In each patient, a gastrostomy tube (GT) was prophylacticly placed prior to… CONTINUE READING