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Pediatric patients with parameningeal rhabdomyosarcoma and high-risk features are recommended to receive radiotherapy at initiation of protocol therapy due to concerns about the increased risk of local and leptomeningeal failure from treatment delay. We report our early experience on a multi-institutional prospective trial incorporating delayed primary site radiation and reduced dose cyclophosphamide in all patients with parameningeal tumors. We observed an excessive number of locoregional treatment failures following this approach and have subsequently amended our trial to move radiation therapy upfront for those patients with high-risk features. We suggest that investigators should be vigilant for treatment failure given our early prospective experience with delayed radiotherapy and reduced dose cyclophosphamide.
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Name: Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology
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The evaluation of incidents involving the loss of function of a device. These evaluations are used for a variety of purposes such as to determine the failure rates, the causes of failures, costs of failures, and the reliability and maintainability of devices.
A treatment method in which patients are under direct observation when they take their medication or receive their treatment. This method is designed to reduce the risk of treatment interruption and to ensure patient compliance.
Excessive or unnecessary utilization of health services by patients or physicians.
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A malignant solid tumor arising from mesenchymal tissues which normally differentiate to form striated muscle. It can occur in a wide variety of sites. It is divided into four distinct types: pleomorphic, predominantly in male adults; alveolar (RHABDOMYOSARCOMA, ALVEOLAR), mainly in adolescents and young adults; embryonal (RHABDOMYOSARCOMA, EMBRYONAL), predominantly in infants and children; and botryoidal, also in young children. It is one of the most frequently occurring soft tissue sarcomas and the most common in children under 15. (From Dorland, 27th ed; Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 3d ed, p2186; DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, pp1647-9)
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