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1996). This data prompted two large randomized studies from the USA (RTOG 95-01) and Europe (EORTC-22931), evaluating the role of cisplatin chemotherapy delivered concurrently with PORT in high-risk patients (Cooper et al. 2004; Bernier et al. 2004). Although the treatment regimens are identical in both studies, the eligibility criteria were different, resulting in different patient proﬁles. Both studies showed a signiﬁcant improvement in LRC and DFS with the addition of cisplatin to PORT in high-risk patients.
2008) Doseeffect relationships for the submandibular salivary glands and implications for their sparing by intensity modulated radiotherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 72(2):373–382 Nguyen NP, Frank C, Moltz CC et al. (2008) Dysphagia severity and aspiration following postoperative radiation for locally advanced oropharyngeal cancer. Anticancer Res 28: 431–434 Nguyen NP, Moltz CC, Frank C et al. (2007) Impact of swallowing therapy on aspiration rate following treatment for locally advanced head and neck cancer.
Filion and Q- T. Le Fig. 4. An example of an IMRT plan for a patient with a T1N2cM0 right base of tongue squamous cell carcinoma. The ﬁgure shows an axial, coronal, and sagittal view of the plan. Dose–volume histogram and dose statistics are also included Oropharynx: Epidemiology and Treatment Outcome Fig. 4. Continued. 25 26 E. Filion and Q- T. 7 Conclusion OPSCC is a highly curable cancer. The therapeutic options are expanding as more is learned about the molecular proﬁles ans prognosis. Although standard treatments of OPSCC still consist of traditional therapeutic approaches such as surgery, RT, and chemotherapy, molecularly targeted therapy is becoming prominent in their management.