Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy in oropharyngeal cancer patients treated with intensity-modulated radiotherapy with concurrent chemotherapy Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols
  • Chemoradiotherapy
  • Gastrostomy
  • Oropharyngeal Neoplasms
  • Radiotherapy, Intensity-Modulated

abstract

  • Although pPEG reduced absolute and percent weight loss and need for hospitalizations in our cohort of patients with OPC undergoing chemoradiation, no differences were noted in radiation treatment duration, toxicity, and overall survival. Prolonged PEG use correlated with age >55 years, female sex, and T3/T4 tumors.

publication date

  • December 15, 2012

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4969004

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cncr.27633

PubMed ID

  • 22707358

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 6072

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 118

number

  • 24