Failure of a 3D conformal boost to improve radiotherapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma Article Conference Paper uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cisplatin
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Oropharyngeal Neoplasms
  • Radiotherapy, Conformal
  • Risk Assessment

abstract

  • The lack of a major benefit with the 3D boost may be related to the fact that CT planning was only used for a fraction of the total dose. We are now using intensity modulated radiation therapy to deliver the entire course of radiation. Intensity modulated radiation therapy achieves better conformal distributions than conventional 3D planning, allowing dose escalation and increased normal tissue sparing.

publication date

  • April 2001

Research

keywords

  • Conference Paper

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0360-3016(00)01588-1

PubMed ID

  • 11286827

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1229

end page

  • 34

volume

  • 49

number

  • 5