Prophylactic irradiation of the para-aortic lymph node chain in stage IIB and bulky stage IB carcinoma of the cervix, initial treatment results of RTOG 7920.

@article{Rotman1990ProphylacticIO,
  title={Prophylactic irradiation of the para-aortic lymph node chain in stage IIB and bulky stage IB carcinoma of the cervix, initial treatment results of RTOG 7920.},
  author={Marvin Z Rotman and K C Choi and Clare Guse and Victor Marcial and Ned B. Hornback and Madhu John},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={1990},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={513-21}
}
From November 1979 to October 1986, 367 patients were entered onto RTOG 7920 and randomized to receive either pelvic irradiation alone or pelvic plus para-aortic radiation. Patients with Stage IIB cervical carcinoma who had not undergone curative surgery and patients with Stages IB and IIA cervical carcinoma who were determined by digital exam to have primary tumors measuring 4 cm or greater in lateral dimension were eligible for this study. Clinically apparent or surgically involved para… CONTINUE READING
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