The national practice for patients receiving radiation therapy for carcinoma of the esophagus: results of the 1996-1999 Patterns of Care Study.

@article{Suntharalingam2003TheNP,
  title={The national practice for patients receiving radiation therapy for carcinoma of the esophagus: results of the 1996-1999 Patterns of Care Study.},
  author={Mohan Suntharalingam and Jennifer Moughan and Lawrence R. Coia and Mark Jonathan Krasna and Lisa Ann Kachnic and Daniel G. Haller and Christopher G Willett and Madhu J John and Bruce Daniel Minsky and Jean B. Owen},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2003},
  volume={56 4},
  pages={981-7}
}
PURPOSE A Patterns of Care Study (PCS) was conducted to evaluate the standards of practice for patients receiving radiation therapy for esophageal cancer from 1996 to 1999. This study examined the evaluation and treatment schemes used during this time and compared these results to the PCS data obtained between 1992 and 1994 to identify any fundamental changes in national practice. METHODS A national survey was conducted using a two-stage cluster sampling technique. Specific information was… CONTINUE READING

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