Journal article

Quality of Life, Toxicity and Unmet Needs in Nasopharyngeal Cancer Survivors

Lachlan McDowell, June Corry, Jolie Ringash, Danny Rischin

Frontiers in Oncology | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2020

Abstract

Concerted research efforts over the last three decades have resulted in improved survival and outcomes for patients diagnosed with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). The evolution of radiotherapy techniques has facilitated improved dose delivery to target volumes while reducing dose to the surrounding normal tissue, improving both disease control and quality of life (QoL). In parallel, clinical trials focusing on determining the optimal systemic therapy to use in conjunction with radiotherapy have been largely successful, resulting in improved locoregional, and distant control. As a consequence, neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) prior to definitive chemoradiotherapy has recently emerged as the pr..

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