External Beam Therapy

External Beam Therapy

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External Beam Therapy is used to aim highly focused beams of radiation at the edge of the site where cancer is found. This second editon provides practical guidance of the use of External Beam Therapy, taking the reader through the basic principles covering indications, treatment, and then developing this by individual sites.In summary, the RTOG-9811, ACCORD-03, and ACT 11 phase III trials in anal cancer showed no benefit for cisplatin-based induction and maintenance chemotherapy, or radiation dose-escalation above 59 Gy. ... dose-escalation from 60 Gy to 65-70 Gy support the view that radiation dose-escalation within a CRT schedule increases local control in anal cancer. ... A recent update of the RTOG 98-11 presented at the 2011 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium suggests that with moreanbsp;...

Title:External Beam Therapy
Author: Peter Hoskin
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2012-08-30

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