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Joseph M. Pepek, Christopher G. Willett and Brian G. Czito

Techniques for the treatment of anal cancer have developed in parallel with technologic advances in radiation therapy (RT). Combined chemotherapy and RT has replaced radical surgical resection as the cornerstone of treatment for anal malignancies

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Ellen L. Jones, Lawrence B. Marks and Leonard R. Prosnitz

. 7. Dewhirst MW . Concepts of oxygen transport at the microcirculatory level . Semin Radiat Oncol 1998 ; 8 : 143 – 150 . 8. Valdagni R Amichetti M Pani G . Radical radiation alone versus radical radiation plus microwave

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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

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Aileen B. Chen, Jiangong Niu, Angel M. Cronin, Ya-Chen Tina Shih, Sharon Giordano and Deborah Schrag

alternative payment models, including recently proposed episode-based payment models for radiation oncology. 1 Many payment models seek to make physicians accountable for the overall costs of the services that they provide, with the goal of reducing

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Bruce D. Minsky, Claus Rödel and Vincenzo Valentini

The 2 broad approaches to preoperative therapy for rectal cancer are chemoradiation and short-course radiation. The evolution to preoperative therapy is based on data from 2 randomized trials in which patients received preoperative therapy

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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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Andrew H. Ko and Christopher H. Crane

W hen considering the role of radiation therapy in operable and locally advanced pancreatic cancer, it becomes necessary to examine the patterns of locoregional versus systemic failure in these disease settings. For example, data from single

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Amol K. Narang and Stephanie A. Terezakis

/print certificate. Release date: May 13, 2015; Expiration date: May 13, 2016 Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: Explain the role of advanced radiation planning techniques in the treatment of patients

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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

undergoing prostatectomy will have high-risk pathologic features, such as extracapsular extension, seminal vesicle invasion, or positive surgical margins. 3 , 4 Three randomized trials have shown a benefit for treating these men with adjuvant radiation to

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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