Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans: long-term outcomes of 53 patients treated with conservative surgery and radiation therapy.

@article{Castle2013DermatofibrosarcomaPL,
  title={Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans: long-term outcomes of 53 patients treated with conservative surgery and radiation therapy.},
  author={Katherine O Castle and Beverly Ashleigh Guadagnolo and Chiaojung Jillian Tsai and Barry Feig and Gunar K. Zagars},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2013},
  volume={86 3},
  pages={585-90}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate outcomes of conservative surgery and radiation therapy (RT) treatment in patients with dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans. METHODS AND MATERIALS We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 53 consecutive dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans patients treated with surgery and preoperative or postoperative radiation therapy between 1972 and 2010. Median tumor size was 4 cm (range, 1-25 cm). Seven patients (13%) were treated with preoperative RT (50-50.4 Gy) and 46 patients (87… CONTINUE READING

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