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International Journal of Frontiers in Medicine, 2022, 4(8); doi: 10.25236/IJFM.2022.040803.

Research Progress of Radiotherapy for Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma


Anqi Zhang, Lei Gao, Xiaoyan Shi, Wenyi Kang

Corresponding Author:
Lei Gao

The First Affiliated Hospital of Yangtze University, Jingzhou, China


Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a common head and neck malignant tumor. Radiotherapy can effectively improve the tumor control rate because of its sensitivity to radiation. With the continuous update of radiotherapy technology, on the basis of conventional fractionated radiotherapy, unconventional fractionated radiotherapy, 3D conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT), intensity modulated conformal radiotherapy (IMRT), volume arc intensity modulated radiotherapy (VMAT) and other methods have been developed. In this paper, the research progress of radiotherapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma was briefly reviewed.


Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma, Conventional Radiotherapy Three-Dimensional Conformal Radiotherapy, Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy, Volume Arc Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy

Cite This Paper

Anqi Zhang, Lei Gao, Xiaoyan Shi, Wenyi Kang. Research Progress of Radiotherapy for Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma. International Journal of Frontiers in Medicine (2022), Vol. 4, Issue 8: 10-12. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJFM.2022.040803.


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