Long-term outcomes and prognostic factors of re-irradiation for locally recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma using intensity-modulated radiotherapy.

@article{Han2012LongtermOA,
  title={Long-term outcomes and prognostic factors of re-irradiation for locally recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma using intensity-modulated radiotherapy.},
  author={Fei Han and Chong Zhao and Shaomin Huang and Li-Xia Lu and Ying Huang and Xiao-wu Deng and Weibi Mai and Bin S. Teh and Edward Brian Butler and Tai-xiang Lu},
  journal={Clinical oncology (Royal College of Radiologists (Great Britain))},
  year={2012},
  volume={24 8},
  pages={569-76}
}
AIMS To analyse the outcomes and to evaluate the prognostic factors involved in the re-irradiation of locally recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) using intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective analysis of 239 NPC patients with local recurrence who were re-irradiated with IMRT between 2001 and 2008 was conducted. The distribution of disease re-staging was 5.4% for stage I, 18.4% for stage II, 29.7% for stage III and 46.4% for stage IV. Cisplatin-based… CONTINUE READING

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