Patterns of care and outcomes with the addition of chemotherapy to radiation therapy for stage I nasopharyngeal cancer.

@article{Verma2018PatternsOC,
  title={Patterns of care and outcomes with the addition of chemotherapy to radiation therapy for stage I nasopharyngeal cancer.},
  author={Vivek Verma and Jeffrey M Ryckman and Charles B. Simone and Chi Yun Lin},
  journal={Acta oncologica},
  year={2018},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={
          257-261
        }
}
PURPOSE The standard of care for stage I (T1N0) nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) is definitive radiotherapy (RT). Given the phase III evidence supporting combined chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for stage II NPC, we investigated practice patterns and outcomes associated with administration of chemotherapy to RT alone for stage I NPC. METHODS The National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) was queried for clinical T1N0 primary NPC cases (2004-2013) receiving curative-intent RT. Patients with unknown RT/chemotherapy… CONTINUE READING
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