The Role of Split-course Hypofractionated Palliative Radiotherapy in Head and Neck Cancer

KANCHERLA K. N. , Oksuz D. , PRESTWICH R. J. D. , FOSKER C., DYKER K. E. , COYLE C. C. , ...More

CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, vol.23, no.2, pp.141-148, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.clon.2010.09.006
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL ONCOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.141-148


Aims: A significant proportion of patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma are unsuitable for radical treatment due to factors including tumour stage, performance status and co-morbidity. Palliative radiotherapy has a useful role in the control of local symptoms. This study documented the outcome with split-course hypofractionated radiotherapy.