Patterns of failure and local control after intraoperative electron boost radiotherapy to the presacral space in combination with total mesorectal excision in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer.

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PURPOSE To evaluate local control and patterns of failure in patients treated with intraoperative electron beam radiotherapy (IOERT) after total mesorectal excision (TME), to appraise the effectiveness of intraoperative target definition. METHODS AND MATERIALS We analyzed the outcome of 243 patients with rectal cancer treated with IOERT (median dose, 10… (More)

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