Update in radiation therapy for oral and maxillofacial tumors and dose mapping

Ivan L. Kessel, Angel Blanco

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    Abstract

    Radiation therapy (RT) is an important modality in the treatment of head and neck cancers. Significant morbidity can result, however, because of exposure of normal tissues to high doses of RT. Advances in planning and delivery, especially intensity modulated radiation therapy, can reduce the risk of these toxicities by ensuring that the tumor and draining lymph nodes are adequately treated, while the surrounding organs and tissues at risk are avoided. Image guidance during treatment delivery allows for smaller margins around the tumor to account for variations in daily setup and positioning. All these advances help to improve the quality of life of cancer survivors.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)223-229
    Number of pages7
    JournalOral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
    Volume26
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2014

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    Radiotherapy
    Organs at Risk
    Neoplasms
    Head and Neck Neoplasms
    Survivors
    Lymph Nodes
    Quality of Life
    Morbidity
    Therapeutics

    Keywords

    • Head and neck cancer
    • Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
    • Radiation therapy

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Otorhinolaryngology
    • Oral Surgery
    • Medicine(all)

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    Update in radiation therapy for oral and maxillofacial tumors and dose mapping. / Kessel, Ivan L.; Blanco, Angel.

    In: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America, Vol. 26, No. 2, 2014, p. 223-229.

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