Re-irradiation of nasopharyngeal carcinoma with intensity-modulated radiotherapy.

  title={Re-irradiation of nasopharyngeal carcinoma with intensity-modulated radiotherapy.},
  author={Daniel T T Chua and Jonathan Shun-Tong Sham and Lucullus H. T. Leung and Gordon K H Au},
  journal={Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology},
  volume={77 3},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To evaluate the treatment outcome in patients with locally recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) treated with intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). MATERIALS AND METHODS Between October 2001 and May 2004, 31 patients with locally recurrent NPC received re-irradiation using IMRT. The rT classification distribution was 3 for rT1, 5 for rT2, 9 for rT3, and 14 for r T4. Median time from first course of radiotherapy to re-irradiation was 51 months. IMRT was… CONTINUE READING


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