Induction chemotherapy with docetaxel and cisplatin is highly effective for locally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

@article{Ekenel2011InductionCW,
  title={Induction chemotherapy with docetaxel and cisplatin is highly effective for locally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma.},
  author={Meltem Ekenel and Serkan C Keskin and M Resat Basaran and Canan Ozdemir and Rasim Meral and M Erkan Altun and Ismet Aslan and Sevil E Bavbek},
  journal={Oral oncology},
  year={2011},
  volume={47 7},
  pages={660-4}
}
Radiotherapy (RT) with concomitant chemotherapy (CT) has improved the therapeutic outcome of patients with locally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (LANC). However, the importance of induction CT before definitive therapy is still undefined. Patients (n=59) who had LANC were included in this retrospective study. They received induction CT consisting of cisplatin and docetaxel followed by definitive RT with cisplatin. The median age was 49 years (18-68). All patients were of stages II (15… CONTINUE READING

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