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UPMC study: Adding chemotherapy to radiation treatment not effective in treating vulvar cancer

from Medical News Today

The addition of chemotherapy to post-surgical radiation treatment is not effective in treating vulvar cancer, according to Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC research presented recently in San Francisco at the 56th annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology. Led by Dr. Sushil Beriwal, associate professor with the department of radiation oncology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and radiation oncologist at Magee, this study identified patients diagnosed with vulvar cancer between 1998 and 2011 who had undergone surgery to remove the cancer and required adjuvant radiation therapy because the disease had spread to their lymph nodes. more

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