Intensity-modulated radiation therapy for prostate cancer.

  title={Intensity-modulated radiation therapy for prostate cancer.},
  author={Michael J Zelefsky and Zvi Y. Fuks and Steven A. Leibel},
  journal={Seminars in radiation oncology},
  volume={12 3},
Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) represents a new paradigm in radiation treatment planning and delivery for treatment of prostate cancer with enormous potential. Preliminary data indicate that this highly conformal treatment technique can effectively reduce acute and late-occurring toxicities, improving the quality of life of the treated patient and serving as the optimal dose escalation tool. IMRT produces radiation distributions capable of delivering different dose prescriptions… CONTINUE READING
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