A competing risk nomogram to predict severe late toxicity after modern re-irradiation for squamous carcinoma of the head and neck.

Affiliation

Levine Cancer Institute, Atrium Health, Charlotte, NC, United States; Southeast Radiation Oncology Group, Charlotte, NC, United States. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Severe late toxicity is common after re-irradiation for recurrent or second primary (RSP) squamous carcinoma of the head and neck. However, many patients experience complications from tumor progression before manifesting late effects. We constructed a nomogram to examine this relationship between late toxicity and competing risks.

Keywords

Head and neck,Recurrent,Reirradiation,Salvage,Second primary,Toxicity,

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