Radiotherapeutic management of early hypopharyngeal cancer: A questionnaire survey

Katsumasa Nakamura, Masato Hareyama, Yoshiyuki Shioyama, Kenji Nemoto, Yoshihiro Ogawa, Hiroki Shirato, Yashumasa Nishimura, Yutaka Hirokawa, Yoshihiro Takai, Naofumi Hayabuchi, Shogo Yamada

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Early squamous cell carcinoma of the hypopharynx is a rare clinical entity, and the appropriate treatment strategy is not well known. Therefore, a national survey on the current status of treatment of early hypopharyngeal cancer was performed in 2003. We sent questionnaires to 118 main radiotherapy facilities in Japan and 59 (50%) responses were analyzed. Radical radiotherapy with or without chemotherapy was chosen as an initial treatment for stage I disease in 80% of institutions, and for stage II disease in 50% of institutions. Radiotherapy techniques varied widely depending on institutions. The role of radiotherapy in the management of early hypopharyngeal cancer should be established.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-47
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of JASTRO
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2005
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Oncology


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