Impact of intensity-modulated radiotherapy on nasopharyngeal carcinoma: Validation of the 7th edition AJCC staging system.

@article{Zong2015ImpactOI,
  title={Impact of intensity-modulated radiotherapy on nasopharyngeal carcinoma: Validation of the 7th edition AJCC staging system.},
  author={Jingfeng Zong and Shaojun Lin and Jin Lin and Linbo Tang and Bijuan Chen and Mingwei Zhang and Yu Zhang and Luying Xu and Yunbin Chen and Youping Xiao and Yanhong Fang and Jianji Pan},
  journal={Oral oncology},
  year={2015},
  volume={51 3},
  pages={254-9}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the 7th edition UICC/AJCC staging system for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients who were treated with intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). MATERIALS AND METHODS The clinical data of 1241 NPC patients with initial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans were studied retrospectively. All MRIs were independently reevaluated and restaged according to the 7th edition by two radiologists specializing in head and neck… CONTINUE READING

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