A comparison of outcomes for patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma at intermediate risk of recurrence treated by surgery alone or with post-operative radiotherapy.

@article{Brown2007ACO,
  title={A comparison of outcomes for patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma at intermediate risk of recurrence treated by surgery alone or with post-operative radiotherapy.},
  author={James Scott Brown and Tim K Blackburn and Julia Anne Woolgar and Derek Lowe and R. Douglas Errington and Elizabeth Vaughan and Simon N Rogers},
  journal={Oral oncology},
  year={2007},
  volume={43 8},
  pages={764-73}
}
Controversy remains about which patients at intermediate risk of recurrence of oral squamous cell carcinoma would benefit from radiotherapy. A retrospective review of computerised database and medical records for 462 consecutive patients at the Regional Maxillofacial Unit in Liverpool who were treated with primary surgery with or without post-operative radiotherapy was carried out. We classified 29% (134) of patients as being at 'low' risk of disease recurrence (pT1-2, N0 with clear margins… CONTINUE READING