Posts Tagged ‘IMRT’

AUGUST 1: URO TODAY: A study of 15 low-risk prostate cancer patients showed that radiation delivered with TomoTherapy better targets the tumour and spares the bladder and rectum, compared with static field intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy. READ MORE>

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JULY 21: HERALD-TRIBUNE.COM (Florida): A debate between radiation therapy specialists and those using proton therapy has hotted up in the US. READ MORE>

“We take issue with Dr Michael Dattoli (letter, “Prostate cancer article needs clarification,” July 15) that intensity modulated radiation therapy, or IMRT, is more effective than proton therapy when it comes to minimising side effects for prostate cancer patients,” writes Leonard Arzt from the US National Association for Proton Therapy.

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JULY 17: HERALD TRIBUNE.COM:  In his letter “Prostate cancer article needs clarification,” Dr. Michael J. Dattoli claims that intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is the preferred option for treating prostate cancer.

Not surprising, since that is what he does at his center, writes Mark H. Ebell, deputy editor, American Family Physician, and associate professor, College of Public Health, University of Georgia.

“Unfortunately, there is not a single randomised controlled trial comparing IMRT with other approaches to treatment, such as traditional radiation therapy, hormonal therapy and watchful waiting.” READ MORE>

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