Journal article

The Role of Intraoperative Radiotherapy in Solid Tumors

AR Skandarajah, AC Lynch, JR Mackay, S Ngan, AG Heriot

ANNALS OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY | SPRINGER | Published : 2009

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Combined multimodality therapy is becoming standard treatment for many solid tumors, but the role of intraoperative radiotherapy in the management of solid tumors remains uncertain. The aim is to review the indication, application, and outcomes of intraoperative radiotherapy in the management of nongynecological solid tumors. METHODS: A literature search was performed using Medline, Embase, Ovid, and Cochrane database for studies between 1965 and 2008 assessing intraoperative radiotherapy, using the keywords "intraoperative radiotherapy," "colorectal cancer," "breast cancer," "gastric cancer," "pancreatic cancer," "soft tissue tumor," and "surgery." Only publications in English w..

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