Volumetric modulated arc therapy with simultaneous integrated boost for locally advanced rectal cancer

Francesco Deodato, Marco De Spirito, Savino Cilla, Luciana Caravatta, Vincenzo Picardi, Domenico Sabatino, Gabriella Macchia, Cinzia Digesu', Mariangela Massaccesi, Angelo Piermattei, Alessio Giuseppe Morganti

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Abstract

To report the feasibility of volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) for neoadjuvant radiotherapy in locally advanced rectal cancer in a dose-escalation protocol and simultaneous integrated boost (SIB) approach. Moreover, the VMAT technique was compared with three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT) and fixed-field intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), in terms of target coverage and irradiation of organs at risk.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-268
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Oncology
Volume24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • RECTAL CANCER

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