Patterns of failure in nasopharyngeal cancer treated with megavoltage irradiation.

From 1976 to 1982, 78 patients with nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) were treated with definitive megavoltage irradiation in accordance with a uniform protocol. The results of treatment were analyzed and prognostic factors reviewed. The incidence of primary failures was directly related to the extent of nasopharyngeal disease, since the relapse rate was 11% in… CONTINUE READING