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The Emerging Use of IMRT for Treatment of Cervical Cancer

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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Radiation Therapy Modalities in Prostate Cancer

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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Principles and Techniques of Radiation Therapy for Esophageal and Gastroesophageal Junction Cancers

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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Use of Postprostatectomy Radiation Therapy at an NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

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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Guidelines for the Initial Management of Metastatic Brain Tumors: Role of Surgery, Radiosurgery, and Radiation Therapy

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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Regional Radiation Therapy Impacts Outcome for Node-Positive Cutaneous Melanoma

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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Variation in Use of High-Cost Technologies for Palliative Radiation Therapy by Radiation Oncologists

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

treatments such as palliative care can have outcomes such as pain control that are more difficult to measure and can thus be at greater risk of underuse. More than one-third of patients with metastatic cancer will receive palliative radiation therapy (RT

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Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Versus Nonradiotherapeutic Ablative Procedures (Laser/Cryoablation and Electrocautery) for Early-Stage Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer

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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Radiation Therapy and Breast Cancer Risk

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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Counterpoint: Hyperthermia with Radiation Therapy for Chest Wall Recurrences

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