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J Korean Soc Ther Radiol > Volume 6(1); 1988 > Article
Journal of the Korean Society for Therapeutic Radiology 1988;6(1): 13-22.
Radiotherapy Results of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma
Jong Young Lee, John J K Loh, Chang Ok Suh, Youn Goo Lee, Won Pyo Hong
1Department of Radiation Oncology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Otolaryngology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
This study is the retrospective evaluation of ninety-six patients with biopsy-proven carcinoma of nasopharynx treated with radiotherapy at Yonsei University, College of Medicine, radiation Oncology from January 1971 to December 1985. Patient's age ranged from 15 to 71 years with a median age of 49 years. Fifty-two point five percent of local control and 47.5% of actuarial 5 year survival were achieved with radical radiotherapy. Five year survival rate for Stage I & II, III and IV were 75.0%, 74.6% and 41.4%, respectively. Distant metastasis rate was related with N stage (N1 12.5%, N1 0%, N2 23.5%, N3 32.1%) and histologic type (lymphoepithelioma 41.7%, squamous cell carcinoma 6.5%) but not with T stage. Thirty-one of sixty-seven patient covered adequate radiation field received induction chemotherapy. However induction chemotherapy dose not appear to improve over all survival.
Key Words: Nasophargngeal carcinoma, Radiotherapy, Survival
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