Anal canal cancer: management of inguinal nodes and benefit of prophylactic inguinal irradiation (CORS-03 Study).

@article{Ortholan2012AnalCC,
  title={Anal canal cancer: management of inguinal nodes and benefit of prophylactic inguinal irradiation (CORS-03 Study).},
  author={C{\'e}cile Ortholan and Michel Resbeut and Jean-Michel Hannoun-L{\'e}vi and Eric Teissier and J N Gerard and Philippe Ronchin and Audrey Zaccariotto and Mathieu Minsat and Karen B{\'e}n{\'e}zery and {\'E}ric François and Naji Salem and Steve Ellis and David Azria and C{\'e}dric Champetier and Emmanuel Gross and D Patrick Cowen},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2012},
  volume={82 5},
  pages={1988-95}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the benefit of prophylactic inguinal irradiation (PII) in anal canal squamous cell carcinoma (ASCC). METHODS AND MATERIALS This retrospective study analyzed the outcome of 208 patients presenting with ASCC treated between 2000 and 2004 in four cancer centers of the south of France. RESULTS The population study included 35 T1, 86 T2, 59 T3, 20 T4, and 8 T stage unknown patients. Twenty-seven patients presented with macroscopic inguinal node involvement. Of the 181… CONTINUE READING