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.

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Keywords IORT, Radiotherapy, Rectal cancer, Recurrent, Reirradiation, Surgery
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.radonc.2008.02.021, hdl.handle.net/1765/29303
Journal Radiotherapy & Oncology
Citation
Vermaas, M, Nuyttens, J.J.M.E, Ferenschild, F.T.J, Verhoef, C, Eggermont, A.M.M, & de Wilt, J.H.W. (2008). Reirradiation, surgery and IORT for recurrent rectal cancer in previously irradiated patients. Radiotherapy & Oncology, 87(3), 357–360. doi:10.1016/j.radonc.2008.02.021