Proton radiation therapy (PRT) for pediatric optic pathway gliomas: comparison with 3D planned conventional photons and a standard photon technique.

@article{Fuss1999ProtonRT,
  title={Proton radiation therapy (PRT) for pediatric optic pathway gliomas: comparison with 3D planned conventional photons and a standard photon technique.},
  author={Martin H Fuss and Eugen B. Hug and Rebecca A Schaefer and Meinhard Nevinny-Stickel and Daniel W Miller and James M. Slater and Jerry D. Slater},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={1999},
  volume={45 5},
  pages={1117-26}
}
PURPOSE Following adequate therapy, excellent long-term survival rates can be achieved for patients with optic pathway gliomas. Therefore, avoidance of treatment-related functional long-term sequelae is of utmost importance. Optimized sparing of normal tissue is of primary concern in the development of new treatment modalities. The present study compares proton radiation therapy (PRT) with a three-dimensional (3D)-planned multiport photon and a lateral beam photon technique for localized and… CONTINUE READING

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