Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Six fractions of RT per week for H&N

In Lancet Oncology this week a Phase III international trial comparing 5 vs 6 fractions of RT per week of H&N cancers demonstrates an improvement in local control (HR 0.63), comparable to the improvements seen with other altered fractionation, and significantly simpler than concominant boost or BID treatments.

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[Articles] Five versus six fractions of radiotherapy per week for squamous-cell carcinoma of the head and neck (IAEA-ACC study): a randomised, multicentre trial: "Several large randomised studies from western Europe and the USA have shown that accelerated fractionation of radiotherapy might be beneficial in the treatment of squamous-cell carcinoma of the head and neck (HNSCC). The aim of this study—the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) ACC trial—was to determine whether accelerated fractionation could be applied in developing countries, where there are fewer therapeutic resources and where tumour burdens can be heavier."

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