James Metz, MD
OncoLink Associate Editor
Last Modified: November 1, 1999
Presenter: Michael L. Haas, MD
Affiliation: University of Maryland
Advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck region generally has a poor outcome with radiation therapy alone. This study was designed to evaluate concurrent chemoradiation therapy for the treatment of unresectable head and neck cancer.
From 1993-1998 62 patients received weekly carboplatin/taxol chemotherapy with radiation therapy. Radiation was delivered to a total dose of 70.2 Gy in 1.8 Gy fractions to the primary site. The majority of patients had oropharyngeal cancer.
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