Clinical outcome of anaplastic thyroid carcinoma treated with radiotherapy of once- and twice-daily fractionation regimens.

@article{Wang2006ClinicalOO,
  title={Clinical outcome of anaplastic thyroid carcinoma treated with radiotherapy of once- and twice-daily fractionation regimens.},
  author={Yongjin Wang and Richard Tsang and Sylvia W Asa and Brendan Dickson and Tamara Arenovich and James Brierley},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2006},
  volume={107 8},
  pages={1786-92}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose was to assess local control, survival, and toxicity after radiotherapy in patients with anaplastic thyroid carcinoma, and to compare clinical outcomes between once-daily and twice-daily fractionation regimens. METHODS A retrospective review of patients with anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (n = 47) who underwent external beam radiotherapy from 1983 to 2004 was conducted. Twenty-three patients underwent radical radiotherapy with a radiation dose > 40 Gy, and 24 patients… CONTINUE READING