Combined therapy improves outcome in anal cancer

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 26 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1035

Combined radiotherapy and chemotherapy is more effective in epidermoid anal cancer than radiotherapy alone, according to a study published last week.

Combination reduced the number of patients requiring radical surgery and improved the three year cause specific survival rate.

In a multicentre randomised controlled trial launched in 1987 by the Anal Cancer Trial Working Party of the UK Coordinating Committee on Cancer Research …

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