Accession Number:

ADA539130

Title:

Targeted Radiation Therapy for Cancer Initiative

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 4 Aug 2009-3 Aug 2010

Corporate Author:

GENEVA FOUNDATION LAKEWOOD WA

Report Date:

2010-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

This program is intended to establish the infrastructure to provide state-of-the art targeted radiation therapy to military personnel and veterans with cancer. The research aspect of this project is intended to demonstrate whether 1 targeted radiation therapy with real time localization and tracking will allow use of a smaller planning treatment volume margin with a significant decrease in rectal and bladder volume treated and whether the use of such targeted therapy can occur within standard treatment times and thus feasible for routine clinical use, 2 whether the use of Vac-Lok immobilization devices are necessary when patients are treated using the Calypso system, 3 whether Beacon Transponder is of benefit in pelvic radiation therapy following prostatectomy, 4 whether hypofractionated treatment plans which are more beam on time per fraction which may potentially account for more intra-fraction organ movement but allow for a shorter duration of treatment are feasible for routine clinical use with the Calypso system and 5 whether the localization of external beam radiation therapy EBRT can be improved to cancers of the liver.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE