Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) in the management of prostate cancer

Bin S. Teh, C. M. Amosson, W. Y. Mai, J. McGary, W. H. Grant, Edward Brian Butler

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Abstract

Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is gaining widespread use in the radiation therapy community. Prostate cancer is the ideal target for IMRT due to the growing body of literature supporting dose escalation and normal tissue limitations. The need for dose escalation and the limits of conventional radiation therapy necessitate precise patient and prostate localization as well as advanced treatment delivery. The treatment of prostate cancer has been dramatically altered by the introduction of technology that can focus on the target while avoiding normal tissue. IMRT is evolving as the treatment of the future for prostate cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)913-924
Number of pages12
JournalCancer Investigation
Volume22
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004

Keywords

  • Dose escalation
  • IMRT
  • Outcome
  • Prostate cancer
  • Toxicity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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