Influence of margin status and radiation on recurrence after radical hysterectomy in Stage IB cervical cancer.

@article{Viswanathan2006InfluenceOM,
  title={Influence of margin status and radiation on recurrence after radical hysterectomy in Stage IB cervical cancer.},
  author={Akila N. Viswanathan and Hang Mei Lee and Emily Foster Hanson and Ross S Berkowitz and Christopher P Crum},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2006},
  volume={65 5},
  pages={1501-7}
}
PURPOSE To examine the relationship between margin status and local recurrence (LR) or any recurrence after radical hysterectomy (RH) in women treated with or without radiotherapy (RT) for Stage IB cervical carcinoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS This study included 284 patients after RH with assessable margins between 1980 and 2000. Each margin was scored as negative (> or =1 cm), close (>0 and <1 cm), or positive. The outcomes measured were any recurrence, LR, and relapse-free survival. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING

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