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Project: Dose de-escalation to the elective nodal sites, the swallouwing apparatus and neck soft tissues for had and neck cancer: multi-centre, randomized phase III trial using image-guided intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IG-IMRT)

project duration
01-JAN-08 – 31-DEC-10
abstract
Dysphagia and neck fibrosis are caused by high radiation doses delivered to the neck, the pharyngeus constrictor muscles and the cervical esophagus. The present randomized trial aims at reducing these side effects by selective dose de-escalation on radiation sensitive structuresin the neck. De-escalation is made possible by IG-IMRT. UZLeuven, UZGent, UZBrussel en UZAntwerpen collaborate to conduct this trial.