Prognostic value of response to external radiation in stage IIIB cancer cervix in predicting clinical outcomes: a retrospective analysis of 556 patients from India.

@article{Saibishkumar2006PrognosticVO,
  title={Prognostic value of response to external radiation in stage IIIB cancer cervix in predicting clinical outcomes: a retrospective analysis of 556 patients from India.},
  author={Elantholi P. Saibishkumar and Firuza Darius Patel and Suresh Chander Sharma and Gunaseelan Karunanidhi and Sushmita Ghoshal and Vinay Kumar and Rakesh K Kapoor},
  journal={Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology},
  year={2006},
  volume={79 2},
  pages={142-6}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To evaluate the prognostic significance of response to external beam radiation (EBRT) in predicting the clinical outcomes in stage IIIB cancer cervix and to find out factors affecting response to EBRT. PATIENTS AND METHODS This retrospective study included 556 patients of cancer cervix stage IIIB treated between 1996 and 2001 with EBRT (46Gy/23fx/4.5 weeks) followed by intracavitary radiotherapy (ICRT). At the end of EBRT, response to EBRT was grouped as 'no gross… CONTINUE READING