Radiation therapy for squamous cell cancer of the skin in a patient with xeroderma pigmentosum

Altinok P., Tekçe E., Ergün S., Mayadagli A.

Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics, vol.18, no.3, pp.801-803, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/jcrt.jcrt_534_20
  • Journal Name: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.801-803
  • Keywords: Radiation therapy, squamous cell skin cancer, xeroderma Pigmentosum
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022 Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics.Xeroderma Pigmentosum is an autosomal recessive disease characterized by increased sensitivity to ultraviolet radiation. Adjuvant radiotherapy (RT) is an important locoregional treatment modality for high-risk skin squamous cell cancers (SCCs). We present a case of an adult with high-risk skin SCC treated with standard adjuvant RT and followed-up for >4 years with acceptable side effects.