Hyperthermia and radiation therapy in the treatment of recurrent Merkel cell tumors.

@article{Knox1988HyperthermiaAR,
  title={Hyperthermia and radiation therapy in the treatment of recurrent Merkel cell tumors.},
  author={Susan J. Knox and Daniel S. Kapp},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1988},
  volume={62 8},
  pages={1479-86}
}
A high incidence of local recurrence, spread to regional lymph nodes, and distant metastases has been reported after surgical excision of Merkel cell tumors (MCT). The use of postoperative radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy is reviewed from the literature. Despite adjuvant treatment, local tumor recurrences frequently develop. Two patients are presented with metastatic MCT recurrent in previously irradiated sites who had excellent clinical responses and local control following retreatment… CONTINUE READING

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