Prognostic factors for survival after salvage reirradiation of head and neck cancer.

@article{Tanvetyanon2009PrognosticFF,
  title={Prognostic factors for survival after salvage reirradiation of head and neck cancer.},
  author={Tawee Tanvetyanon and Tapan Ashvin Padhya and Judith McCaffrey and Weiwei Zhu and David G. Boulware and Ronald Deconti and Andrea Trotti},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2009},
  volume={27 12},
  pages={1983-91}
}
PURPOSE Patients who develop recurrent or new primary head and neck cancer in a previously irradiated site have poor prognosis. Reirradiation is a treatment option, although it is associated with substantial toxicities. We investigated potential prognostic factors, including comorbidity and pre-existing organ dysfunction, for survival after reirradiation. METHODS Institutional electronic records of patients treated with reirradiation between January 1998 and 2008 were reviewed. Comorbidity… CONTINUE READING
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