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Targeted Radiation Therapy for Cancer Initiative

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The Geneva Foundation Tacoma United States

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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 whether1targeted 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 the use of Vac-Lok immobilization devices are necessary when patients are treated using the Calypso system, 3 Beacon Transponder is of benefit in pelvic radiation therapy following prostatectomy, 4 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, 5a military medical center department, with essentially fixed costs and without financial incentive to treat patients with multiple fractions, will manage patients differently than a typical civilian practice and whether this difference changed the outcome for palliative patients, 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 the body.

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Technical Report,04 Aug 2015,03 Aug 2016



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