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Christopher Loiselle and Wui-Jin Koh

, and third after breast and lung cancers with regard to mortality. For many of these women, radiation therapy plays an important role in both the definitive and adjuvant (i.e., posthysterectomy) treatment setting. Definitive pelvic radiotherapy with

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Thomas J. Pugh, Bao-Ngoc Nguyen, James E. Kanke, Jennifer L. Johnson and Karen E. Hoffman

Definitive radiation therapy offers a curative treatment for localized prostate cancer without major surgery and is the preferred treatment for many men. 1 Additionally, men with adverse pathologic features after prostatectomy benefit from the

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Jeffrey M. Martin, Tianyu Li, Matthew E. Johnson, Colin T. Murphy, Alan G. Howald, Marc C. Smaldone, Alexander Kutikov, David Y.T. Chen, Rosalia Viterbo, Richard E. Greenberg, Robert G. Uzzo and Eric M. Horwitz

the prostate bed, with one trial showing an overall survival advantage. 5 – 7 Despite these data, considerable disagreement remains about the appropriate timing of postprostatectomy radiation therapy (PPRT). 8 Because not all men with high

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Lisa Hazard, Gary Yang, Mary Frances McAleer, James Hayman and Christopher Willett

both the intra- and interobserver variability of GTV delineation . Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2006 ; 66 : S299 – 300 . 12. Radiation Therapy Oncology Group . RTOG 1103: non-operative therapy of local-regional carcinoma of the esophagus

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Tobin Strom, Javier F. Torres-Roca, Akash Parekh, Arash O. Naghavi, Jimmy J. Caudell, Daniel E. Oliver, Jane L. Messina, Nikhil I. Khushalani, Jonathan S. Zager, Amod Sarnaik, James J. Mulé, Andy M. Trotti, Steven A. Eschrich, Vernon K. Sondak and Louis B. Harrison

extracapsular extension (ECE), multiple lymph node involvement, site of regional lymph node metastasis, and number of lymph nodes dissected. 2 – 4 For patients at higher risk of regional recurrence, regional radiation therapy (RT) is often recommended and has

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Matthew G. Ewend, David E. Morris, Lisa A. Carey, Alim M. Ladha and Steven Brem

single brain metastasis with resection, intracavity carmustine polymer wafers, and radiation therapy is safe and provides excellent local control . Clin Cancer Res 2007 ; 13 : 3637 – 3641 . 5. Markesbery WR Brooks WH Gupta GD . Treatment

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Andrea K. Ng and Lois B. Travis

, which was typically administered with radium-226 applicators. One study showed that 601 women who underwent radiation therapy to treat acute postpartum mastitis had a significantly increased 3.2-fold risk for developing breast cancer at a mean follow

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Michael J. Baine, Richard Sleightholm, Beth K. Neilsen, David Oupický, Lynette M. Smith, Vivek Verma and Chi Lin

radiation therapy (RT), which provided suboptimal local control rates. 2 , 3 In recent years, stereotactic body RT (SBRT; also known as stereotactic ablative RT), has gained momentum for this purpose. 4 – 6 To date, multiple prospective trials have

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Beryl McCormick

hyperthermia and their impact on therapeutic outcome: a report by the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group . Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 1989 ; 16 : 551 – 558 . 5. Vernon CC Hand JW Field SB . Radiotherapy with or without hyperthermia in the

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David H. Moore

. CA Cancer J Clin 2003 ; 53 : 5 – 26 . 2 Fu KK . Biological basis for the interaction of chemotherapeutic agents and radiation therapy . Cancer 1985 ; 55 : 2123 – 2130 . 3 Sinclair WK . Hydroxyurea: Effects on Chinese