Severe radiation dermatitis in patients with locally advanced head and neck cancer treated with concurrent radiation and cetuximab.

@article{Koutcher2009SevereRD,
  title={Severe radiation dermatitis in patients with locally advanced head and neck cancer treated with concurrent radiation and cetuximab.},
  author={Lawrence D Koutcher and Suzanne L Wolden and N. Y. Louis Lee},
  journal={American journal of clinical oncology},
  year={2009},
  volume={32 5},
  pages={472-6}
}
OBJECTIVES A phase III trial has shown the superiority of concurrent cetuximab and radiotherapy versus radiotherapy alone for the treatment of locally advanced head and neck cancer (HNC). We evaluated our institution's experience of patients treated with concurrent cetuximab and radiotherapy to determine the rate of serious (≥ grade 3) radiation dermatitis. We also sought to more fully describe and characterize the grade 4 dermatitis that these patients develop. METHODS We performed a… CONTINUE READING

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