Adjuvant Postoperative Radiotherapy to the Cervical Lymph Nodes in Cutaneous Melanoma: Is There Any Benefit for High-Risk Patients?

@article{Frcs2008AdjuvantPR,
  title={Adjuvant Postoperative Radiotherapy to the Cervical Lymph Nodes in Cutaneous Melanoma: Is There Any Benefit for High-Risk Patients?},
  author={Marc D. Moncrieff MD Frcs and Richard Martin Fracs and Christopher J. O’Brien Fracs and Kerwin F. Shannon Fracs and Jonathan R. Clark Fracs and Kan Gao BSc and William M. McCarthy Fracs},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2008},
  volume={15},
  pages={3022-3027}
}
The use of adjuvant radiotherapy after lymph node dissection for metastatic melanoma remains controversial. This study examined the effectiveness of adjuvant radiotherapy in controlling regional disease in high-risk patients. A total of 716 patients were identified from a large prospective database who underwent cervical lymph node surgery between 1990 and 2004. Patients with high-risk disease were offered radiotherapy (n = 129), and this group was compared with the group of patients who did… CONTINUE READING
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