Optimisation of Radiotherapy for Squamous Cell Cancer of the Head and Neck

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Introduction

Radiotherapy (RT) is an extremely effective treatment for head and neck cancer, both as a primary modality and as an adjuvant treatment following surgery. In early stage disease, single modality radical RT can cure >90% of cancers in some tumour subsites (eg larynx).1 In more advanced stage disease, RT is usually used in combination with cisplatin chemotherapy, either as radical chemoradiotherapy2, 3 or in an adjunctive fashion after ablative surgery.4

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  • Authors: S Skaria*, C Powell*, S Bhide, K Newbold, CM Nutting & KJ Harrington
  • Keywords: radiotherapy, cancer, head, neck
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