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The impact of time factors on overall survival in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma: a population-based study

Overview of attention for article published in Radiation Oncology, April 2016
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Title
The impact of time factors on overall survival in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma: a population-based study
Published in
Radiation Oncology, April 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13014-016-0638-2
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Authors

Po-Chun Chen, Wen-Shan Liu, Wei-Lun Huang, Cheng-Jung Wu, Ching-Chieh Yang, Ching-Chih Lee

Abstract

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is most common in Southeast Asia. The purpose of this study is to investigate the correlation between wait time and length of radiotherapy and overall survival (OS) of NPC patients in Taiwan. From Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database, this nationwide population-based cohort study identified 3605 NPC patients who received radiotherapy between 2008 and 2011. The impact of time factors on NPC survival rates was estimated with Kaplan-Meier survival curves. A multivariable Cox hazards regression model tested the significance of results after adjustment for other covariables. In all, 317 patients had wait times >4 weeks, 1404 patients had longer duration of radiotherapy (i.e., >10 weeks) and 499 died. Patients with wait times > 4 weeks and length of radiotherapy ≤ 10 weeks didn't have significantly inferior survival. Patients with wait times >4 weeks and length of radiotherapy >10 weeks had significantly lower OS than other groups, with an adjusted hazard ratio of 1.7 (95 % CI, 1.10-2.60). Time was a significant prognostic factor for NPC patients who had both >4 weeks wait times and length of radiotherapy >10 weeks. Patients with wait time > 4 weeks and length of radiotherapy ≤ 10 weeks had a trend toward an inferior survival.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 21 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 4 19%
Student > Bachelor 3 14%
Student > Postgraduate 2 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 10%
Other 2 10%
Other 6 29%
Unknown 2 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 48%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 10%
Psychology 1 5%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 5%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 5 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 April 2016.
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#3,489,125
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#410
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#121,921
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#14
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