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Recent advances in radiation therapy for head and neck cancer.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17085946     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The treatment of locally advanced or recurrent head and neck cancers has improved from single modality interventions of surgery and radiation therapy alone to include combined modality therapy with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Combined therapy has led to improved local control and disease-free survival. New developments in radiation oncology such as altered fractionation, three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy, intensity-modulated radiotherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy, charged-particle radiotherapy, neutron-beam radiotherapy, and brachytherapy have helped to improve this outlook even further. These recent advances allow for a higher dose to be delivered to the tumor while minimizing the dose delivered to the surrounding normal tissue. This article provides an update of the new developments in radiotherapy in the management of head and neck cancers.
Authors:
Madan Bangalore; Shirnett Matthews; Mohan Suntharalingam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2006-11-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  ORL; journal for oto-rhino-laryngology and its related specialties     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0301-1569     ISO Abbreviation:  ORL J. Otorhinolaryngol. Relat. Spec.     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-28     Completed Date:  2007-01-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0334721     Medline TA:  ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright (c) 2007 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Affiliation:
Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, Bronx, NY, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Brachytherapy
Dose Fractionation
Head and Neck Neoplasms / radiotherapy*
Humans
Radiosurgery
Radiotherapy, Conformal

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