Proton radiation therapy for primary sphenoid sinus malignancies: treatment outcome and prognostic factors.

@article{Truong2009ProtonRT,
  title={Proton radiation therapy for primary sphenoid sinus malignancies: treatment outcome and prognostic factors.},
  author={Minh Tam Truong and Urmila R Kamat and Norbert J. Liebsch and William Thomas Curry and Derrick T. Lin and Fred G. Barker and Jay Steven Loeffler and Annie W. Chan},
  journal={Head & neck},
  year={2009},
  volume={31 10},
  pages={1297-308}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine treatment outcome and prognostic factors in patients with locally advanced primary sphenoid sinus malignancy treated with proton radiation therapy. METHODS Between 1991 and 2005, 20 patients with primary sphenoid sinus malignancy received proton beam to a median dose of 76 Gray equivalent. RESULTS With a median follow-up of 27 months, the 2-year local, regional, and freedom from distant metastasis rates were 86%, 86%, and 50… CONTINUE READING
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