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Gan To Kagaku Ryoho. 2009 Aug;36(8):1263-6.

[Current status and perspective of heavy ion beam therapy for patients with pelvic recurrence after primarily resected rectal cancer].

[Article in Japanese]

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National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Research Center for Charged Particle Therapy, Inage-ku, Chiba, Japan.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To evaluate the tolerance for and effectiveness of carbon ion radiotherapy in patients with locally recurrent rectal cancer.

PATIENTS AND METHODS:

We conducted a phase I / II dose escalation of carbon ion radiotherapy. One hundred twelve patients with 117 sites of locally recurrent cancer receiving carbon ion radiotherapy were analyzed.

RESULTS:

None of 112 patients experienced National Cancer Institute-Common Toxicity Criteria grade 3 to 5 acute reactions. The local control rate in patients treated with 67.2 GyE, 70.4 GyE and 73.6 GyE in the present study was 70%, 89% and 97% at 5 years, respectively. The overall survival rates in patients treated with 73.6 GyE were 72% at 3 years and 40% at 5 years.

CONCLUSION:

Carbon ion radiotherapy seems to be a safe and effective modality in the management of locally recurrent rectal cancer, providing good local control and offering a survival advantage without unacceptable morbidity.

PMID:
19718862
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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