Present status and Progress of Radiotherapy for Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

Minqiang Xie, RiZhao Liu, XianQing Xian, ChunLing Zhang, ZeYi Deng


About 90% of the nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is non-keratinizing undifferentiated carcinoma sensitive to radiotherapy and indicates a better prognosis than other types. Therefore it is important to optimize the radiation scheme and to set reasonable irradiation dose for better survival rate and life quality of the NPC patients. Herein this paper, we reviewed various radiotherapies of current practice in the clinical about the dis/advantages, applicable conditions, major complications and research prospective.


Nasopharyngeal carcinoma; Radiotherapy prognosis; Side effect

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