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Interventions for the treatment of oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer: radiotherapy.

Glenny, AM, Furness, S, Worthington, HV, Conway, DI, Oliver, R, Clarkson, JE, Macluskey, M, Pavitt, S, Chan, KK, Brocklehurst, P and CSROC Expert Panel, (2010) Interventions for the treatment of oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer: radiotherapy. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (12). ISSN 1469-493X

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The management of advanced oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers is problematic and has traditionally relied on surgery and radiotherapy, both of which are associated with substantial adverse effects. Radiotherapy has been in use since the 1950s and has traditionally been given as single daily doses. This method of dividing up the total dose, or fractionation, has been modified over the years and a variety of approaches have been developed with the aim of improving survival whilst maintaining acceptable toxicity.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Humans, Mouth Neoplasms, Oropharyngeal Neoplasms, Radiotherapy, Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Medicine and Health (Leeds) > School of Medicine (Leeds) > Leeds Institute of Health Sciences (Leeds) > Academic Unit of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences (Leeds)
Depositing User: Symplectic Publications
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2011 09:30
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2015 10:58
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD006387.pub2
Status: Published
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons, Ltd
Identification Number: 10.1002/14651858.CD006387.pub2
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/43033

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