radiologygirl

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Hello all,

I am currently doing a 2 week rotation in Radiation oncology and at the end I am expected to do a presentation and I honestly dont even know where to start .

My presentation is on "Larynx preservation treatments for locally advanced laryngeal carcinoma using chemoradiation"

The attending kindly picked the topic for me :scared:

I would really appreciate pointers on where to find info on the topic.
What are the best resources?
Is there a particulare text book that would be good for this topic?


Thank you in advance
 

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For my end-of-the rotation presentation, I used UpToDate and the baby Perez, which gave me some idea what was new in the field and what I wanted to include in my talk. For thoroughness I also did a medline search and actually found several important studies that were not included in the UpToDate review.

Talking to the residents can be very helpful as well.

Good luck!
 
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These are the trials that he probably wants you to cover. The list is from ARRO recommended list of key papers.

VA Larynx Trial [No authors listed]. Induction chemotherapy plus radiation compared with surgery plus radiation in patients with advanced laryngeal cancer. The Department of Veterans Affairs Laryngeal Cancer Study Group. N Engl J Med. 1991 Jun 13;324(24):1685-90.

RTOG 91-11 Forastiere AA, Goepfert H, Maor M, et al. Concurrent chemotherapy and radiotherapy for organ preservation in advanced laryngeal cancer. N Engl J Med. 2003 Nov 27;349(22):2091-8.

EORTC 24891 Lefebvre JL, Chevalier D, Luboinski B, et al. Larynx preservation in pyriform sinus cancer: preliminary results of a European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer phase III trial. EORTC Head and Neck Cancer Cooperative Group. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1996 Jul 3;88(13):890-9.

Update Lefebvre JL, Chevalier D, Luboinski B, et al. Is laryngeal preservation (LP) with induction chemotherapy (ICT) safe in the treatment of hypopharyngeal SCC? Final results of the phase III EORTC 24891 trial. Journal of Clinical Oncology , 2004 ASCO Annual Meeting Proceedings (Post-Meeting Edition). Vol 22, No 14S (July 15 Supplement), 2004: 5531.
 

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Adam Garden and Kian Ang has a book on H/N radiation planning that would be helpful for you, too.
 

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there is another h&n article in the nov 03 issue of the nejm conducted by the eortc, along with the rtog study...
 

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hey, I'm trying to find a good intro rad onc book to read and have read through many forums about "baby perez"

is it "radiation oncology: management decisions"??

thanks for all the great posts
 

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blueMD said:
hey, I'm trying to find a good intro rad onc book to read and have read through many forums about "baby perez"

is it "radiation oncology: management decisions"??

thanks for all the great posts
Yup. Editor is Clifford Chao.
 
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