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Gido Bittermann, Nicole Wiedenmann, Andrei Bunea, Steffen J Schwarz, Anca-L Grosu, Rainer Schmelzeisen, Marc C Metzger
BACKGROUND: Accurate tumour bed localisation is a key requirement for adjuvant radiotherapy. A new procedure is described for head and neck cancer treatment that improves tumour bed localisation using titanium clips. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Following complete local excision of the primary tumour, the tumour bed was marked with titanium clips. Preoperative gross target volume (GTV) and postoperative tumour bed were examined and the distances between the centres of gravity were evaluated...
July 2015: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
Jinyi Lang, Li Gao, Ye Guo, Chong Zhao, Chenping Zhang
 Head and neck cancer is the sixth most common malignant tumor worldwide, and squamous cell cancer of the head and neck accounts for more than 90% of head and neck cancers. In China, the incidence of oral cavity and pharyngolaryngeal cancer is 3.28 per 100,000 with a mortality of 1.37 per 100,000, and the incidence of nasopharyngeal cancer is 3.61 per 100,000 with a mortality was 1.99 per 100,000. In 2013, an expert consensus conference was held in China with the aim of establishing the optimum multimodality treatments that are applied in Chinese patients with squamous cell cancer of the head and neck...
2014: Future Oncology
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