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Conformal and Intensity-modulated Radiotherapy for Cervical Cancer

Authors
Journal
Clinical Oncology
0936-6555
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
20
Issue
6
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.clon.2008.04.004
Keywords
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervix Cancer
  • Conformal Radiotherapy
  • Imrt
  • Radiotherapy
  • Target Volume
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract Three-dimensional radiotherapy planning techniques, including conformal radiotherapy and intensity-modulated radiotherapy, have potential for improving outcomes in cervical cancer. Accurate target volume definition is essential in order to maximise normal tissue sparing while minimising the risk of a geographical miss. This reduction in toxicity provides the option of dose escalation, particularly with simultaneous integrated boost intensity-modulated radiotherapy. The evidence for the current use and potential applications of these techniques in the treatment of cervical cancer are discussed.

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