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Advances and future of Radiation Oncology

Carlos A. Perez, Sasa Mutic
DOI: 10.1016/j.rpor.2013.10.010
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2013;18(6):329-332.

open access

Vol 18, No 6 (2013)
SpeciaI issue papers
Published online: 2013-11-01
Submitted: 2013-05-20

Abstract

Aim

Review of recent advances and vision for future developments in clinical practice of Radiation Oncology.

Background

There have been substantial research and technological developments in Radiation Oncology over the past 40 years.

Materials and methods

The relevant literature was reviewed and the authors offer their perspective on future opportunities for advancement in Radiation Oncology.

Conclusions

Significant innovative technological developments have been introduced in the practice of Radiation Oncology, with more precise target delineation and tracking and three dimensional treatment planning, optimal delivery of radiation therapy to the target and lower doses to surrounding Organs at Risk. This dose optimization and adaptive therapy have enhanced the role of Radiation Therapy to more effectively treat patients with cancer. Further creativity and refinements will continue to advance the field into new applications of ionizing radiations in cancer therapy.

Abstract

Aim

Review of recent advances and vision for future developments in clinical practice of Radiation Oncology.

Background

There have been substantial research and technological developments in Radiation Oncology over the past 40 years.

Materials and methods

The relevant literature was reviewed and the authors offer their perspective on future opportunities for advancement in Radiation Oncology.

Conclusions

Significant innovative technological developments have been introduced in the practice of Radiation Oncology, with more precise target delineation and tracking and three dimensional treatment planning, optimal delivery of radiation therapy to the target and lower doses to surrounding Organs at Risk. This dose optimization and adaptive therapy have enhanced the role of Radiation Therapy to more effectively treat patients with cancer. Further creativity and refinements will continue to advance the field into new applications of ionizing radiations in cancer therapy.

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Keywords

Radiation Oncology; Advances; Future

About this article
Title

Advances and future of Radiation Oncology

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 18, No 6 (2013)

Pages

329-332

Published online

2013-11-01

DOI

10.1016/j.rpor.2013.10.010

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2013;18(6):329-332.

Keywords

Radiation Oncology
Advances
Future

Authors

Carlos A. Perez
Sasa Mutic

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