Feasibility and early results of accelerated radiotherapy for head and neck carcinoma in the elderly.

  title={Feasibility and early results of accelerated radiotherapy for head and neck carcinoma in the elderly.},
  author={Abdelkarim Said Allal and Daphn{\'e} Maire and Maude Becker and Pavel Dulguerov},
  volume={88 3},
BACKGROUND Accelerated radiotherapy (RT) represents a promising method with which to improve the treatment outcome in patients with head and neck carcinoma. However, its applicability to elderly patients has not been well established. This study assessed treatment toxicities, patient compliance, and oncologic results in patients age >/= 70 years who were treated with an accelerated concomitant boost RT schedule. METHODS Between 1991 and 1997, 39 patients aged >/= 70 years (mean, 75 +/- 6… CONTINUE READING


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