Combining Electron with Intensity Modulated Photon Beams for Breast Cancer
Annual rept. 1 Jul 2001-30 Jun 2002
STANFORD UNIV CA
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This Concept Award was awarded to the principal investigator PI for the period of July 1, 2001- June 30, 2002. Because of the late arrival of the postdoctoral fellow Dr. David Y. Yang for this project, we have filed a no-cost extension to June 31, 2003 see attached Assistance Agreement. This proposal is aimed at developing a hybrid treatment method of intensity modulated radiation therapy IMRT and conventional electron for breast cancer and exploring the potential benefit of the approach. The specific aims of the proposal are 1 to demonstrate that the combination of the two modalities can lead to more conformal dose distributions that would not otherwise be possible for breast cancer treatment and 2 to show that substantially improved dose distributions can be realized in practice. Under the generous support from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command AMRMC , the PI has contributed significantly to breast cancer research by applying physics and engineering knowledge to breast cancer research. A number of conference abstracts and refereed papers have been resulted from the support. The preliminary data obtained under the support of the grant has also enabled the PI to start new research initiatives and significantly advanced my academic career. In this report, I summarize the highlights of my past years research.
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics