Patient Care and Research

ASTRO Guideline on Radiation Therapy for Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Published: July 2017 (Web posted April 2017)

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This guideline focuses on four critical topics facing radiation oncologists treating oropharyngeal cancer: the integration of concurrent chemotherapy with radiation therapy in the definitive and adjuvant settings; the indications for induction chemotherapy; and the appropriate dose and fractionation regimens for treating the disease.

Endorsed by:

  • European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology

Key Points:

  • Concurrent therapy for high-risk patients
  • Optimal dosing and fractionation based on treatment approach
  • Risk of recurrence

Resources:

Reflections from the Patient Advocate (Appendix 1 from guideline)
The Management of Head and Neck Cancers (CME)
Patient Brochure
 

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