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Curr Opin Oncol. 2004 May;16(3):215-9.

Altered fractionated radiotherapy in the management of head and neck carcinomas: advantages and limitations.

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Institut Gustave Roussy, Radiation Oncology & Statistic Departments, Villejuif, France. bourhis@igr.fr

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW:

This article provides an overview of randomized studies of altered fractionated radiotherapy (RT) in Head and Neck squamous cell carcinoma.

RECENT FINDINGS:

Both hyperfractionated RT and accelerated RT may improve tumor control probability as compared to conventional RT, along with increased but manageable toxicity and a modest improvement in survival.

SUMMARY:

Altered RT is a tool that can improve the results obtained with conventional RT in Head and squamous cell carcinoma.

PMID:
15069315
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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