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Feasibility and early results of accelerated radiotherapy for head and neck carcinoma in the elderly

Published inCancer, vol. 88, no. 3, p. 648-652
Publication date2000

Accelerated radiotherapy (RT) represents a promising method with which to improve the treatment outcome in patients with head and neck carcinoma. However, its applicability to elderly patients has not been well established. This study assessed treatment toxicities, patient compliance, and oncologic results in patients age >/= 70 years who were treated with an accelerated concomitant boost RT schedule.

  • Actuarial Analysis
  • Aged
  • Carcinoma/radiotherapy
  • Dose Fractionation
  • Enteral Nutrition/instrumentation
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Gastrostomy
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms/radiotherapy
  • Humans
  • Intubation, Gastrointestinal/instrumentation
  • Laryngeal Neoplasms/radiotherapy
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mouth Neoplasms/radiotherapy
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local/prevention & control
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Patient Compliance
  • Pharyngeal Neoplasms/radiotherapy
  • Radiation Injuries/etiology
  • Radiotherapy Dosage
  • Remission Induction
  • Survival Rate
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Weight Loss
Citation (ISO format)
ALLAL, Abdelkarim Said et al. Feasibility and early results of accelerated radiotherapy for head and neck carcinoma in the elderly. In: Cancer, 2000, vol. 88, n° 3, p. 648–652. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1097-0142(20000201)88:3<648::AID-CNCR23>3.0.CO;2-R
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ISSN of the journal0008-543X

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