Underutilization of radiation therapy in early-stage marginal zone lymphoma negatively impacts overall survival.

@article{Ling2016UnderutilizationOR,
  title={Underutilization of radiation therapy in early-stage marginal zone lymphoma negatively impacts overall survival.},
  author={Diane C Ling and John A Vargo and G. K. Balasubramani and Sushil Beriwal},
  journal={Practical radiation oncology},
  year={2016},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={e97-e105}
}
PURPOSE Multiple population-based studies have suggested increasing omission of radiation therapy in favor of alternative treatment strategies in lymphomas, with an associated negative impact on survival. Radiation therapy has long been considered the standard management for many mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphomas. Thus, we aimed to evaluate patterns of treatment utilization and survival. METHODS AND MATERIALS A retrospective analysis based on the National Cancer Database was… CONTINUE READING