Summary and Future Prospects

  • Felipe A. Calvo
  • Manuel Santos
  • Luther W. Brady
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


The role of IORT as a sophisticated electron boosting modality for unresectable tumors or areas at high risk for local recurrence following resection has to be studied in a variety of sites. The use of IORT during cancer surgery in different anatomic locations will help to develop the technical skills required to implement a safe and active program. This combined approach will, at the same time, yield enough significant information for an assessment to be made as to which tumor sites can be regarded as suitable for the testing of IORT in large prospective clinical studies (Rich 1986; Kinsella et al. 1988).


Target Volume External Beam Radiotherapy Electron Beam Radiation Local Tumor Control Unresectable Tumor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Felipe A. Calvo
    • 1
  • Manuel Santos
    • 1
  • Luther W. Brady
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OncologyClinica Universitaria de NavarraPamplonaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Radiation Oncology and Nuclear MedicineHahnemann UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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