Reirradiation, surgery and IORT for recurrent rectal cancer in previously irradiated patients

Maarten Vermaas, J.J.M.E. Nuyttens, Floris Ferenschild, Kees Verhoef, Lex Eggermont, JHW (Johannes) de Wilt

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A total of 11 patients with recurrent rectal cancer who had been previously irradiated were treated with preoperative reirradiation (median dose 30 Gy), surgery and IORT. This treatment was related with high morbidity, a short pain-free survival (5 months) and poor local control (27% after 3 years), although some patients have long-term distant control and survival. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. ALL rights reserved.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)357-360
Number of pages4
JournalRadiotherapy and Oncology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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