Intensity-modulated radiotherapy for early-stage nasopharyngeal carcinoma: a prospective study on disease control and preservation of salivary function.

@article{Kwong2004IntensitymodulatedRF,
  title={Intensity-modulated radiotherapy for early-stage nasopharyngeal carcinoma: a prospective study on disease control and preservation of salivary function.},
  author={Dora Lai-wan Kwong and Edmond H. N. Pow and Jonathan Shun-Tong Sham and Anne Sinclair McMillan and Lucullus H. T. Leung and Wai Keung Leung and Daniel T T Chua and Ashley Chi Kin Cheng and Po Man Wu and Gordon K H Au},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2004},
  volume={101 7},
  pages={1584-93}
}
BACKGROUND Xerostomia is a uniform complication after radiotherapy (RT) for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Dosimetric studies suggested that intensity-modulated RT (IMRT) can spare part of the parotid glands from high-dose radiation. Disease control and salivary function after IMRT for early-stage NPC was studied prospectively. METHODS Thirty-three patients with T1,N0-N1,M0 NPC were treated with IMRT from 2000 to 2002. The prescribed dose was 68-70 grays (Gy) in 34 fractions to gross tumor… CONTINUE READING
83 Citations
0 References
Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 83 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…