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Targeted Radiation Therapy for Cancer Initiative

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[Technical Report, Final Report]

Corporate Author:

The Geneva Foundation

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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.


Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Radiobiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Radiobiology

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[A, Approved For Public Release]