Executive summary

This is a retrospective analysis of patients with p16+ OPC treated with IMPT. Sixty patients were included for analysis with a median follow-up of 17 months. The median GTV to CTV expansion was 5 mm (IQR: 2 mm). Thirty-three percent of patients (20 of 60) did not have a GTV to CTV expansion. There was one local failure within the expansion group (3%). The conclusion of this study is that excellent local control was achieved using IMPT for p16+ OPC independent of GTV expansion. IMPT with minimal target expansions represent a potential harm-minimization technique for p16-positive oropharynx cancer.

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