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Article: Primary tumor volume of nasopharyngeal carcinoma: Prognostic significance for local control

TitlePrimary tumor volume of nasopharyngeal carcinoma: Prognostic significance for local control
Authors
KeywordsNasopharyngeal carcinoma
Local control
Primary tumor volume
Issue Date2004
Citation
International Journal of Radiation Oncology - Biology - Physics, 2004, v. 59, n. 1, p. 21-27 How to Cite?
AbstractPurpose To study the prognostic significance of primary tumor volume on local control of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Methods and materials Between 1998 and 2001, 308 consecutive patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma treated with radical intent were staged with MRI. On the basis of the extent of tumor infiltration outlined by a diagnostic radiologist, the gross tumor volume of the primary and involved retropharyngeal nodes (GTV-P) was delineated by a radiation oncologist for three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy to the nasopharyngeal region using the Helax-TMS Planning System. All patients were treated with 2 Gy daily to a total dose of 70 Gy in 6-7 weeks. Additionally, chemotherapy was given to 128 patients (42%). Results The median GTV-P for the whole series was 22 cm3 (range, 1.4-218 cm3). Although the GTV-P varied substantially within each T stage, the overall correlation between these two parameters was strongly significant (p <0.01), with the median GTV-P 2.7 cm3 for T1, 13.2 cm3 for T2, 28.1 cm3 for T3, and 65.5 cm3 for T4. With a median follow-up of 1.9 years (range, 0.1-3.9 years), the 3-year local failure-free rate was 87%. The 3-year local failure-free rate was 97% for patients with a GTV-P <15 cm3 compared with 82% for those with a GTV-P ≥15 cm3 (p <0.01). On multivariate analysis (with T stage as a covariate), GTV-P remained an independent prognostic factor for the local failure-free rate (hazard ratio, 1.01; 95% confidence interval, 1.00-1.02; p <0.01). Conclusion Our data suggested that GTV-P is a strongly significant factor for predicting local control of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. The risk of local failure was estimated to increase by 1% for every 1 cm3 increase in primary tumor volume. © 2004 Elsevier Inc.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/213896
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dc.contributor.authorSze, Wai Man-
dc.contributor.authorLee, Anne W M-
dc.contributor.authorYau, Tsz Kok-
dc.contributor.authorYeung, Rebecca M W-
dc.contributor.authorLau, Kam Ying-
dc.contributor.authorLeung, Samuel K C-
dc.contributor.authorHung, Albert W M-
dc.contributor.authorLee, Michael C H-
dc.contributor.authorChappell, Rick-
dc.contributor.authorChan, Kuen-
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-19T13:41:07Z-
dc.date.available2015-08-19T13:41:07Z-
dc.date.issued2004-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology - Biology - Physics, 2004, v. 59, n. 1, p. 21-27-
dc.identifier.issn0360-3016-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/213896-
dc.description.abstractPurpose To study the prognostic significance of primary tumor volume on local control of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Methods and materials Between 1998 and 2001, 308 consecutive patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma treated with radical intent were staged with MRI. On the basis of the extent of tumor infiltration outlined by a diagnostic radiologist, the gross tumor volume of the primary and involved retropharyngeal nodes (GTV-P) was delineated by a radiation oncologist for three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy to the nasopharyngeal region using the Helax-TMS Planning System. All patients were treated with 2 Gy daily to a total dose of 70 Gy in 6-7 weeks. Additionally, chemotherapy was given to 128 patients (42%). Results The median GTV-P for the whole series was 22 cm3 (range, 1.4-218 cm3). Although the GTV-P varied substantially within each T stage, the overall correlation between these two parameters was strongly significant (p <0.01), with the median GTV-P 2.7 cm3 for T1, 13.2 cm3 for T2, 28.1 cm3 for T3, and 65.5 cm3 for T4. With a median follow-up of 1.9 years (range, 0.1-3.9 years), the 3-year local failure-free rate was 87%. The 3-year local failure-free rate was 97% for patients with a GTV-P <15 cm3 compared with 82% for those with a GTV-P ≥15 cm3 (p <0.01). On multivariate analysis (with T stage as a covariate), GTV-P remained an independent prognostic factor for the local failure-free rate (hazard ratio, 1.01; 95% confidence interval, 1.00-1.02; p <0.01). Conclusion Our data suggested that GTV-P is a strongly significant factor for predicting local control of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. The risk of local failure was estimated to increase by 1% for every 1 cm3 increase in primary tumor volume. © 2004 Elsevier Inc.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology - Biology - Physics-
dc.subjectNasopharyngeal carcinoma-
dc.subjectLocal control-
dc.subjectPrimary tumor volume-
dc.titlePrimary tumor volume of nasopharyngeal carcinoma: Prognostic significance for local control-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.description.natureLink_to_subscribed_fulltext-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ijrobp.2003.10.027-
dc.identifier.pmid15093895-
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dc.identifier.hkuros266067-
dc.identifier.volume59-
dc.identifier.issue1-
dc.identifier.spage21-
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