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The value of preoperative radiotherapy in esophageal cancer: results of a study by the EORTC.
Attempts to combine radiation therapy and surgery in operable patients with carcinoma of the esophagus started 30 years ago. The first reported surgical series showed a low rate of resectability andExpand
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Radiation myelopathy of the cervical spinal cord: time, dose and volume factors.
Abstract The aim of the present study was to define the respective importance of dose and volume in the development of permanent radiation myelopathy of the cervical cord. The procedure adopted wasExpand
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Recurrences of rectal cancers: results of a multimodal approach with intraoperative radiation therapy. French Group of IORT. Intraoperative Radiation Therapy.
PURPOSE Prognosis of recurrent rectal cancer remains poor, mainly because of the difficulties of achieving a satisfactory local control. Intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) allows for theExpand
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Preoperative radiotherapy in esophageal carcinoma: a meta-analysis using individual patient data (Oesophageal Cancer Collaborative Group).
PURPOSE The existing randomized evidence has failed to conclusively demonstrate the benefit or otherwise of preoperative radiotherapy in treating patients with potentially resectable esophagealExpand
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Intraoperative radiation therapy in recurrent carcinoma of the uterine cervix: report of the French intraoperative group on 70 patients.
PURPOSE To evaluate the feasibility and oncologic results of intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) for recurrent uterine cervical carcinoma in a cohort of patients treated in seven FrenchExpand
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Autopsy findings in 111 cases of esophageal cancer
Autopsy findings for 111 cases of esophageal cancer are presented. Residual tumor in the esophagus was present in 75% of the cases. Lymph node metastases were found in 74.5% and visceral metastasesExpand
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Taxonomy and epidemiology of gram-negative bacterial plasmids studied by DNA-DNA filter hybridization in formamide.
Phylogenetic and epidemiological relatedness among transferable plasmids belonging to the IncC, IncM and IncH incompatibility groups has been studied by DNA-DNA filter hydridization. HybridizationExpand
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Age has no impact on acute and late toxicity of curative thoracic radiotherapy.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Radiotherapy is a treatment method frequently employed in the management of thoracic tumours. Although the highest incidence of these tumours is found in elderly people,Expand
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Adjuvant radiotherapy and chemotherapy in resectable gastric cancer. A randomized trial of the gastro-intestinal tract cancer cooperative group of the EORTC.
One hundred and fifteen patients with curative and palliative surgery for gastric cancer were randomized to receive radiotherapy alone (1) or in combination with short-term (ST) 5-FU (2), long-termExpand
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Palliative therapy of inoperable oesophageal carcinoma with radiotherapy and methotrexate: final results of a controlled clinical trial.
Between May 1976 and January 1982, 170 patients were entered in a randomized study comparing a combined treatment consisting of methotrexate followed by irradiation versus radiotherapy alone inExpand
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