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The Value of Concurrent Chemoradiotherapy for Stage II Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

2014-09-25 15:08:24 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to verify the role of adding cisplatin chemotherapy to the intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for stage II nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

Description

Clinical Stage II nasopharyngeal carcinoma consisted of T2N0M0, T1N1M0, T2N1M0 three subgroups, the data came from conventional radiotherapy era showed that the prognosis of this three subgroups were different, the N1 groups suffered more distant metastasis than N0 group, and some literature showed that combined chemotherapy with radiotherapy in stage II patients can improve the treatment results.

Intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT)now is an widely used technique in the treatment of nasopharyngeal carcinoma, the preliminary results showed that IMRT can improve the quality of life in nasopharyngeal through salivary gland preservation.

Compared IMRT alone with IMRT plus cisplatin concurrent chemotherapy in the treatment of stageII nasopharyngeal carcinoma, we hope to confirm whether stage II (and which subgroup) nasopharyngeal carcinoma will be benefit from concurrent chemoradiotherapy.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

Intervention

cisplatin

Location

Cancer hospital, Sun Yat-sen University
Guangzhou
Guangdong
China
510060

Status

Completed

Source

Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-09-25T15:08:24-0400

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