Hyperfractionated low-dose radiotherapy for high-risk neuroblastoma after intensive chemotherapy and surgery
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols
Hyperfractionated 21-Gy RT is well tolerated and, together with dose-intensive chemotherapy and surgery, may help in local control of high-risk neuroblastoma. Extending the RT field to definitively encompass regional nodal groups may improve results. Visible residual disease may warrant higher RT dosing. Patients with biologically unfavorable disease may be at increased risk for local failure. RT to the primary site may not be necessary when tumors are excised at diagnosis.