Journal article

Treatment Package Time in Node-Positive Cutaneous Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Christopher P Daniels, Mathias Bressel, June Corry, Aidan Cole, Margaret S-T Chua, Albert Tiong, Nir Hirshoren, Ben Dixon, Lachlan McDowell

Practical Radiation Oncology | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

PURPOSE: Treatment package time (TPT) prolongation is associated with lower overall survival and locoregional control in mucosal head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), but there are few reports in cutaneous HNSCC (cHNSCC). We sought to test the effect of TPT in a cohort of patients with cHNSCC. METHODS: This is a single institution retrospective study of node-positive cHNSCC patients involving either the parotid or cervical nodes treated with curative intent surgery with macroscopic tumor clearance followed by standard fractionation postoperative radiation therapy (PORT) from 2001 to 2014. We assessed the effect of TPT and other prognostic variables on overall survival (OS), cHNSCC spe..

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