Intensity modulated radiation therapy reduces gastrointestinal toxicity in locally advanced pancreas cancer Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms
  • Radiation Injuries

abstract

  • IMRT is associated with significant lower grade 2+ GI toxicity versus 3D-CRT for patients undergoing definitive chemoradiation therapy for LAPC. Because IMRT is better tolerated at higher doses and may allow further dose escalation, potentially improving local control for this aggressive disease. Further prospective studies of dose-escalated chemoradiation using IMRT are warranted.

publication date

  • March 2016

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4782151

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.prro.2015.09.006

PubMed ID

  • 26577010

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 78

end page

  • 85

volume

  • 6

number

  • 2