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Abhishek A. Solanki and Stanley L. Liauw Tobacco use and external beam radiation therapy for prostate cancer: Influence on biochemical control and late toxicity Cancer 119

Article first published online: 30 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.28128

The effect of tobacco use on disease control and late toxicity in men treated with dose-escalated external beam radiotherapy for prostate cancer has not been well-defined. Tobacco use was not independently associated with biochemical failure or gastrointestinal toxicity, but a history of tobacco use was associated with worse late grade ≥2 genitourinary toxicity and current smokers had worse late grade ≥3 genitourinary toxicity compared with prior and never smokers.

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