Radiotherapy in the multimodal treatment of extrarenal extracranial malignant rhabdoid tumors Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Head and Neck Neoplasms
  • Rhabdoid Tumor

abstract

  • Extrarenal extracranial malignant rhabdoid tumors (MRT) are extremely rare and typically lethal. No consensus exists on an optimal treatment approach, and, in particular, the role of radiation therapy (RT) is poorly defined. We report on three children who underwent multimodality treatment including surgery, chemotherapy (CMT), and RT. Two of these patients are alive and without evidence of disease 6(1/2) and 7 years after diagnosis and one has expired. Our limited experience suggests that RT in the setting of CMT and surgery has the potential to prolong survival with acceptable toxicity, but outcomes are inconsistent and further study is necessary.

publication date

  • January 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/pbc.20947

PubMed ID

  • 16856154

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 167

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 50

number

  • 1