Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer of Unknown Primary: Toxicity and Preliminary Efficacy Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms
  • Neoplasms, Unknown Primary
  • Radiotherapy, Intensity-Modulated

abstract

  • The preliminary analysis of IMRT for unknown primary head and neck cancer has shown acceptable toxicity and encouraging efficacy. The analysis of the dosimetric variables showed excellent tumor coverage and acceptable doses to critical normal structures. Esophageal strictures developed but were effectively treated with dilation. Techniques to limit the esophageal dose could help further minimize this complication.

publication date

  • March 15, 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2007.07.2351

PubMed ID

  • 17980501

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1100

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 70

number

  • 4