Accelerated Radiotherapy for Locally Advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neckenglish
ID: 5-6c Nov 2000
Type of Content: Guidelines & Advice, Clinical
Document Status: Education and Information
Adult patients with newly diagnosed, locally advanced (stage III-IV) squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) who are deemed suitable for radical radiotherapy with curative intent.
- Does accelerated radiotherapy improve loco-regional control or survival compared with conventionally fractionated radiotherapy in patients with newly diagnosed, locally advanced (stage III-IV) squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck who are deemed suitable for radiotherapy with curative intent?
- What is the toxicity associated with accelerated fractionation?
- Can these novel regimens enhance the therapeutic ratio comparing benefits to toxicity?
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