1. Dose-escalation is needed for gross disease in high-risk neuroblastoma

    Locoregional failure is common after subtotal resection in high-risk neuroblastoma. Although a dose of 21 Gy radiation therapy (RT) is standard for treatment of high-risk neuroblastoma after gross total resection, the dose needed for local control of patients with gross residual disease at the time of RT is unknown. We sought to evaluate local control after 21–36 Gy RT in patients with high-risk neuroblastoma undergoing subtotal resection.

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