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Anal cancer

Source: Radiation therapy for anal cancer

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Study Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Northover et al. 1996 (ACT I) Phase III (C) Fluorouracil, Mitomycin, radiation Inferior local failure rate

Inferior to combined modality therapy; included for reference purposes only.



  1. ACT I: Northover JMA, Arnott SJ, Cunningham D, Gallagher J, Gray R, Hardcastle J, Houghton J, James RD, Lennon TA, Meadows HM, Mossman J, Morgan DAL, Plowman PN, Slevin M; UKCCCR Anal Cancer Trial Working Party; UK Co-ordinating Committee on Cancer Research. Epidermoid anal cancer: results from the UKCCCR randomised trial of radiotherapy alone versus radiotherapy, 5-fluorouracil, and mitomycin. Lancet. 1996 Oct 19;348(9034):1049-54. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed
    1. Update: Northover J, Glynne-Jones R, Sebag-Montefiore D, James R, Meadows H, Wan S, Jitlal M, Ledermann J. Chemoradiation for the treatment of epidermoid anal cancer: 13-year follow-up of the first randomised UKCCCR Anal Cancer Trial (ACT I). Br J Cancer. 2010 Mar 30;102(7):1123-8. Epub 2010 Mar 16. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed content property of HemOnc.org