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International Journal of Clinical Oncology

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18.08.2018 | Original Article Open Access

Role of intensive nutrition support and prophylactic percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy during concomitant chemoradiotherapy for oropharyngeal cancer

To preserve the swallowing and verbal communication function, platinum-based concurrent chemoradiotherapy has been employed as the standard of care for the advanced pharyngeal and laryngeal cancers to improve the organ preservation and survival …

14.08.2018 | Original Article

Phase II feasibility study of preoperative concurrent chemoradiotherapy with cisplatin plus 5-fluorouracil and elective lymph node irradiation for clinical stage II/III esophageal squamous cell carcinoma

Esophageal cancer, a highly aggressive malignancy, is often refractory to current therapeutic approaches and has a poor outcome. Worldwide, almost 450,000 new cases of esophageal cancer are diagnosed annually—it is the eighth most common cancer …

14.08.2018 | Original Article

Prognostic significance of neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and correlation with PET–CT metabolic parameters in small cell lung cancer (SCLC)

Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer deaths [ 1 ]. SCLC is neuroendocrine tumor consisting of 15% of the lung cancers and cigarette is the most frequent etiologic factor [ 2 ]. The most important characteristics of SCLC are rapid tumor …

13.08.2018 | Original Article Open Access

Preoperative predictors of difficult hypopharyngeal exposure by retractor for transoral robotic surgery

Compared with radiotherapy, transoral surgery is a more minimally invasive treatment for laryngopharyngeal cancer. Advantages of the transoral approach include no skin incision, limited tissue dissection, and less disruption of speech and …

11.08.2018 | Original Article

Low-dose Gamma Knife radiosurgery plus whole-brain radiation therapy for patients with 5 or more brain metastases with or without meningeal dissemination

Various radiotherapy modalities are used for the treatment of brain metastases (BM) [ 1 – 8 ]. All modalities have their own advantages and disadvantages. Gamma Knife (GK) radiosurgery quickly completes treatment sessions, but GK treatment alone is …

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