The importance of postoperative radiation therapy in the treatment of Merkel cell carcinoma.

@article{Meeuwissen1995TheIO,
  title={The importance of postoperative radiation therapy in the treatment of Merkel cell carcinoma.},
  author={J A Meeuwissen and Russell Bourne and John H. Kearsley},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={1995},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={325-31}
}
PURPOSE To determine the role of postoperative radiation therapy in the treatment of Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC). METHODS AND MATERIALS Eighty patients with MCC of the skin were treated with curative intent at the Queensland Radium Institute between 1981 and 1991. Fifty-one patients (63.7%) were referred after initial biopsy for further treatment and 29 patients (36.3%) were referred with locally recurrent disease following primary surgery elsewhere. Thirteen patients (16.3%) presented with… CONTINUE READING
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