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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.clon.2010.09.006
  • Journal Name: CLINICAL ONCOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.141-148
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

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.