Targeted Radiation Therapy for Cancer Initiative
Annual rept. 4 Aug 2013-3 Aug 2014
GENEVA FOUNDATION TACOMA WA
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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 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, 5 whether use of the Calypso system, and other advanced radiation therapy equipment, can improve treatment techniques and outcomes in malignancies arising in other parts of the body.
- Medicine and Medical Research