Interstitial Thermoradiotherapy for Pelvic Tumors: The City of Hope Experience
Interstitial techniques for radiation implants as primary or boost treatments have been practiced successfully by radiation oncologists for many years. When hyperthermia was found to be cytotoxic and synergistic with radiation, this modality was quickly combined with interstitial radioactive implantations. At the City of Hope National Medical Center, clinical trials with interstitial thermoradiotherapy commenced in 1984.
KeywordsCurie Point Total Radiation Dose Pelvic Tumor Boost Treatment Hope National Medical
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