Primary tumor volume should be included in the TNM staging system of nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

Abstract

TNM staging system based on anatomic location, cranial nerve and conventional radiation therapy is currently the widely used classification for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). However, the T classification in separation of primary tumor volume fail to predict the radiosensitivity of primary tumor. And with the advent of intensity-modulated radiation therapy… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.mehy.2014.01.032

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