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Hypofractionated radiotherapy may improve glottic cancer survival

Hypofractionated radiotherapy may improve glottic cancer survival
June 27, 2017

Hypofractionated radiotherapy improved survival in patients with early-stage glottic cancer compared with conventionally fractionated radiotherapy, according to a study published in Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

“The study was prompted by controversy about whether using a hypofractionated radiation approach was superior to standard radiation approaches for early-stage glottic cancer,” Zain A. Husain, MD, assistant professor of therapeutic radiology and director of head and neck radiotherapy at Smilow Cancer Hospital, told HemOnc Today. “The National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines currently say both standard-fraction and hypofractionated options are accepted; however, previous randomized data did suggest a control benefit to hypofractionated radiation.”

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