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Epidemic and endemic Kaposi's sarcoma: A comparison of outcomes and survival after radiotherapy

Authors
Journal
Radiotherapy and Oncology
0167-8140
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
76
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.radonc.2005.06.008
Keywords
  • Epidemic Ks
  • Kaposi'S Sarcoma
  • Radiotherapy
  • African-Endemic Ks
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Summary We retrospectively studied the outcomes of 80 Epidemic and African-Endemic Kaposi's Sarcoma (EKS and AKS) patients treated with radiotherapy doses of 8.0Gy. The objective response for EKS at one month was 74 and 58% for AKS while 5-year survival for EKS was 27 and 46% for AKS.

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