Effectiveness and safety of proton beam therapy for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma with portal vein tumor thrombosis

@article{Lee2014EffectivenessAS,
  title={Effectiveness and safety of proton beam therapy for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma with portal vein tumor thrombosis},
  author={Sung Uk Lee and Joong-Won Park and Tae Hyun Kim and Yeon-Joo Kim and Sang Myung Woo and Young-Hwan Koh and Woo Jin Lee and Sang-Jae Park and Dae Yong Kim and Chang-min Kim},
  journal={Strahlentherapie und Onkologie},
  year={2014},
  volume={190},
  pages={806-814}
}
To evaluate the clinical effectiveness and safety of proton beam therapy (PBT) in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with portal vein tumor thrombosis (PVTT). Twenty-seven HCC patients with PVTT underwent PBT, including 22 patients with modified International Union Against Cancer (mUICC) stage IVA,five patients with stage IVB primary tumors, and 16 with main PVTT. A median dose of 55 GyE (range, 50–66 GyE) in 20–22 fractions was delivered to a target volume encompassing both the… CONTINUE READING
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