Accession Number : AD1047377

Title :   Targeted Radiation Therapy for Cancer Initiative

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,04 Aug 2008,03 Aug 2017

Corporate Author : The Geneva Foundation Tacoma United States

Personal Author(s) : Macdonald,Dusten

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Report Date : 01 Nov 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : This program established the infrastructure to provide state-of-the-art targeted radiation therapy to military personnel and veterans with cancer. The research aspect of this project demonstrated that 1) targeted radiation therapy with real-time localization and tracking allows use of a smaller planning treatment volume margin with a significant decrease in rectal and bladder volume treated and that the use of such targeted therapy can occur within standard treatment times and thus is feasible for routine clinical use, 2) Beacon Transponder is of benefit in pelvic radiation therapy following prostatectomy by allowing reduction in bladder volume incorporated into treatment volume, 3) the precision and accuracy of radiation therapy using breath-hold technique for left-sided breast cancer patients treated with adjuvant radiation therapy, with the benefit of confirmatory tracking via the Calypso 4D Localization System will help to spare toxicity to the heart, 4) a military medical center department, with essentially fixed costs, may feasibly apply advanced technologies and hypofractionation to palliative patients and 6) use of the Calypso system, and other advanced radiation therapy equipment, can improve treatment techniques and outcomes in malignancies arising in other parts of thebody.

Descriptors :   Prostate cancer , RADIOTHERAPY , military medicine , TRACKING , prostate , breast cancer , neoplasms

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE