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Nasopharyngeal Cancer Treatment (PDQ®)

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Stage I Nasopharyngeal Cancer

Standard treatment options:

  • High-dose radiation therapy to the primary tumor site and prophylactic radiation therapy to the nodal drainage.[1]

Current Clinical Trials

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with stage I nasopharyngeal cancer. The list of clinical trials can be further narrowed by location, drug, intervention, and other criteria.

General information about clinical trials is also available from the NCI Web site.

References

  1. Xiao WW, Han F, Lu TX, et al.: Treatment outcomes after radiotherapy alone for patients with early-stage nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 74 (4): 1070-6, 2009. [PUBMED Abstract]
  • Updated: July 31, 2014