Accession Number:

ADA439261

Title:

Helical Electron Avoidance Radiation Therapy (HEART) for Breast Cancer Treatment

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Apr 2000-31 Mar 2005

Corporate Author:

MARYLAND UNIV BALTIMORE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

The goal of this project is to develop helical electron beams for radiation therapy of breast cancers. This final report summarizes major findings and results for the entire period of the project The results are organized based on the Statement of Work in our proposal. During the entire grant funding period, we completed and exceeded all the tasks outlined in the original specific aims. In particular, we validated our hypothesis and characterized the dosimetric properties of helical electron beams modulated via axial magnetic field. We published multiple articles reporting the key milestones of project in addition, We are awarded a patent by the US patent office on the device and methods of use of the helical electron beams in radiation therapy. The grant had supported four postdoctoral fellows with two of them are currently holding faculty positions at the academic institutions. Our on-going work in translating our research into clinical practices is currently funded through Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer foundation.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE