Current status and perspectives of brachytherapy for cervical cancer

  title={Current status and perspectives of brachytherapy for cervical cancer},
  author={Takafumi Toita},
  journal={International Journal of Clinical Oncology},
Standard definitive radiotherapy for cervical cancer consists of whole pelvic external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) and intracavitary brachytherapy (ICBT). In Japan, high-dose-rate ICBT (HDR-ICBT) has been utilized in clinical practice for more than 40 years. Several randomized clinical trials demonstrated that HDR-ICBT achieved comparative outcomes, both for pelvic control and incidences of late complications, to low-dose-rate (LDR) ICBT. In addition, HDR-ICBT has some potential advantages over… CONTINUE READING


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