Head and Neck Cancer a Single Institution Experience: King Abdulaziz University

Authors

  • Rolina K Al-Wassia King Abdulaziz University
  • Nisreen A. Awad King Abdulaziz University
  • Shadi S. Al-Khayyat King Abdulaziz University
  • Atlal M. Abusanad King Abdulaziz University
  • Hani Z. Al-Marzouki King Abdulaziz University
  • Mohammed A. Attar King Abdulaziz University
  • Talal A. Al Khatib King Abdulaziz University
  • Camelia T. Constantinescu King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4197/Med.22-3.2

Keywords:

Head and neck cancer; Radiotherapy; Intensity modulated radiotherapy

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to assess the loco-regional control and overall survival in head and neck cancer patients, as well as evaluate the clinical benefit of intensity-modulated radiotherapy implemented in 2011 at our Hospital. Data of 117 patients between 2007 and 2014 was reviewed retrospectively. Cumulative survival and disease control rates were calculated by Kaplan-Meier product-limit actuarial method. Loco-regional control and survival rates for intensity modulated and three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy were compared by a logistic regression test. After a median follow-up of 12 months, 53 (51%) patients who underwent radical radiotherapy were free of disease, 43 (42%) with disease, and seven (7%) unknown. During this time, 31 (26%) patients died from the disease. Using actuarial estimates for the two-year follow-up, this study found that significant gains in survival were obtained by switching treatment modalities. The benchmarking gives reassurance that our results are comparable to the best clinical practices internationally.  

Author Biographies

Rolina K Al-Wassia, King Abdulaziz University

Department of Radiology

Nisreen A. Awad, King Abdulaziz University

Department of Radiology

Shadi S. Al-Khayyat, King Abdulaziz University

Department of Medicine

Atlal M. Abusanad, King Abdulaziz University

Department of Medicine

Hani Z. Al-Marzouki, King Abdulaziz University

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Mohammed A. Attar, King Abdulaziz University

Department of Radiology

Talal A. Al Khatib, King Abdulaziz University

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Camelia T. Constantinescu, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center

Department of Bio-Medical Physics

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Published

2015-07-01

How to Cite

Al-Wassia, R. K., Awad, N. A., Al-Khayyat, S. S., Abusanad, A. M., Al-Marzouki, H. Z., Attar, M. A., Al Khatib, T. A., & Constantinescu, C. T. (2015). Head and Neck Cancer a Single Institution Experience: King Abdulaziz University. Journal of King Abdulaziz University - Medical Sciences, 22(3), 9–17. https://doi.org/10.4197/Med.22-3.2

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