Prognostic significance of tumor volume in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma undergoing intensity-modulated radiation therapy
Head & Neck, 06/21/2012
Wu Z et al. – Primary gross tumor volume (GTVp) is highly significant in evaluating local control, distant metastasis, and overall survival of patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) treated with intensity–modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). Therefore, it is recommended that GTVp be included in the new TNM classification system.