Modern Radiation Therapy Approaches: Targeted and Ablative Strategies

Chapter

Abstract

New technological advances in radiation oncology have allowed safe, high dose delivery of radiation therapy with ablative intent. In this chapter, new technologies such as intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), and proton therapy are discussed. Additionally, clinical use and data are presented as well.

Keywords

Fatigue Toxicity Cobalt Immobilization Diarrhea 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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