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Article: Total biological effect on late reactive tissues following reirradiation for recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma

TitleTotal biological effect on late reactive tissues following reirradiation for recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma
Authors
KeywordsReirradiation
Total biological effect
Late complications
Partial recovery
Issue Date2000
Citation
International Journal of Radiation Oncology - Biology - Physics, 2000, v. 46, n. 4, p. 865-872 How to Cite?
AbstractPurpose: To assess the additional damage of normal tissues attributable to reirradiation and the magnitude of partial recovery following the initial course. Methods and Materials: Symptomatic late complication rates (excluding xerostomia) in 3635 patients receiving one course (Group 1) and 487 patients receiving two courses of external radiotherapy (Group 2) for nasopharyngeal carcinoma were retrospectively analyzed and compared. Results: Group 2 had significantly lower actuarial complication-free survival rates than Group 1: 48% versus 81% at 5 years. The post-retreatment incidence was significantly affected by biologically effective dose (BED) (assuming an α/β ratio of 3 Gy) of the first course: hazard ratio (HR) = 1.04 per Gy3 (p = 0.01), but only marginally by that of the second course: HR = 1.01 per Gy3 (p = 0.06). If the summated BED was taken as the dose unit, it was estimated that a total BED of 143 Gy3 would induce a 20% incidence at 5 years, while the corresponding dose projected from Group 1 was 111 Gy3. The gap effect was insignificant in the overall analyses, but a trend of decreasing risk with increasing interval was observed in patients with gap ≥ 2 years: HR = 0.86 per year (p = 0.07). Conclusion: The major determinant of post-retreatment complication is the severity of damage during the initial course. The sum of total doses tolerated is higher than that expected with a single-course treatment, suggesting occurrence of partial recovery (particularly in those reirradiated after an interval of 2 years or more). Copyright (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Inc.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/213890
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2015 Impact Factor: 4.495
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.274

 

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dc.contributor.authorLee, Anne W M-
dc.contributor.authorFoo, William-
dc.contributor.authorLaw, Stephen C K-
dc.contributor.authorPeters, Lester J.-
dc.contributor.authorPoon, Y. F.-
dc.contributor.authorChappell, Rick-
dc.contributor.authorSze, W. M.-
dc.contributor.authorO, S. K.-
dc.contributor.authorTung, Stewart Y.-
dc.contributor.authorLau, W. H.-
dc.contributor.authorHo, John H C-
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-19T13:41:06Z-
dc.date.available2015-08-19T13:41:06Z-
dc.date.issued2000-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology - Biology - Physics, 2000, v. 46, n. 4, p. 865-872-
dc.identifier.issn0360-3016-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/213890-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To assess the additional damage of normal tissues attributable to reirradiation and the magnitude of partial recovery following the initial course. Methods and Materials: Symptomatic late complication rates (excluding xerostomia) in 3635 patients receiving one course (Group 1) and 487 patients receiving two courses of external radiotherapy (Group 2) for nasopharyngeal carcinoma were retrospectively analyzed and compared. Results: Group 2 had significantly lower actuarial complication-free survival rates than Group 1: 48% versus 81% at 5 years. The post-retreatment incidence was significantly affected by biologically effective dose (BED) (assuming an α/β ratio of 3 Gy) of the first course: hazard ratio (HR) = 1.04 per Gy3 (p = 0.01), but only marginally by that of the second course: HR = 1.01 per Gy3 (p = 0.06). If the summated BED was taken as the dose unit, it was estimated that a total BED of 143 Gy3 would induce a 20% incidence at 5 years, while the corresponding dose projected from Group 1 was 111 Gy3. The gap effect was insignificant in the overall analyses, but a trend of decreasing risk with increasing interval was observed in patients with gap ≥ 2 years: HR = 0.86 per year (p = 0.07). Conclusion: The major determinant of post-retreatment complication is the severity of damage during the initial course. The sum of total doses tolerated is higher than that expected with a single-course treatment, suggesting occurrence of partial recovery (particularly in those reirradiated after an interval of 2 years or more). Copyright (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Inc.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology - Biology - Physics-
dc.subjectReirradiation-
dc.subjectTotal biological effect-
dc.subjectLate complications-
dc.subjectPartial recovery-
dc.titleTotal biological effect on late reactive tissues following reirradiation for recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.description.natureLink_to_subscribed_fulltext-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S0360-3016(99)00512-X-
dc.identifier.pmid10705007-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-17644429880-
dc.identifier.hkuros266064-
dc.identifier.volume46-
dc.identifier.issue4-
dc.identifier.spage865-
dc.identifier.epage872-

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