Induction Chemotherapy with Cisplatin, Epirubicin, and Paclitaxel (CEP), Followed by Concomitant Radiotherapy and Weekly Paclitaxel for the Management of Locally Advanced Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

@article{Fountzilas2005InductionCW,
  title={Induction Chemotherapy with Cisplatin, Epirubicin, and Paclitaxel (CEP), Followed by Concomitant Radiotherapy and Weekly Paclitaxel for the Management of Locally Advanced Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma},
  author={George Fountzilas and Christos Tolis and Anna Kalogera-Fountzila and Charisios Karanikiotis and Maria Bai and Despina Misailidou and Epaminodas Samantas and Eleni Athanassiou and Dimitrios Papamichael and Periklis Tsekeris and Nikos Catodritis and Angelos Nicolaou and George D. Plataniotis and Thomas Makatsoris and Pavlos Papakostas and Nikolaos Zamboglou and John Daniilidis},
  journal={Strahlentherapie und Onkologie},
  year={2005},
  volume={181},
  pages={223-230}
}
Clinical research on the treatment of nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) has been focused primarily on the reduction of incidence of the development of distant metastases as well as the improvement of locoregional control. Untreated patients with stage IIB–IVB nonmetastatic NPC were treated with three cycles of induction chemotherapy (IC) consisting of epirubicin 75 mg/m2 followed by paclitaxel 175 mg/m2 as 3-h infusion on day 1 and cisplatin 75 mg/m2 on day 2 every 3 weeks, followed by concomitant… CONTINUE READING

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