Radiotherapy with rectangular fields is associated with fewer clinical failures than conformal fields in the high-risk prostate cancer subgroup: results from a randomized trial.

@article{Heemsbergen2013RadiotherapyWR,
  title={Radiotherapy with rectangular fields is associated with fewer clinical failures than conformal fields in the high-risk prostate cancer subgroup: results from a randomized trial.},
  author={Wilma D. Heemsbergen and Abrahim Al-Mamgani and Marnix G Witte and Marcel B van Herk and Joos Lebesque},
  journal={Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology},
  year={2013},
  volume={107 2},
  pages={134-9}
}
OBJECTIVE High-risk prostate cancer patients are at risk for subclinical disease and micro-metastasis at the time of treatment. Nowadays, tight margins reduce dose to periprostatic areas compared to earlier techniques. We investigated whether rectangular fields were associated with fewer failures compared to conformal fields (with lower extraprostatic dose… CONTINUE READING