alexa Evidence-based review: quality of life following head and neck intensity-modulated radiotherapy.
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Cell & Developmental Biology

Author(s): ScottBrown M, Miah A, Harrington K, Nutting C

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Abstract Inverse planned Intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) can minimize the dose to normal structures and therefore can reduce long-term radiotherapy-related morbidity and may improve patients' long-term quality of life. Despite overwhelming evidence that IMRT can reduce late functional deficits in patients with head and neck cancer, treated with radiotherapy, a review of the published literature produced conflicting results with regard to quality of life outcomes. Following a critical appraisal of the literature, reasons for the discrepant outcomes are proposed. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved. This article was published in Radiother Oncol and referenced in Cell & Developmental Biology

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