Rectal sequelae after conformal radiotherapy of prostate cancer: dose-volume histograms as predictive factors.

@article{Wachter2001RectalSA,
  title={Rectal sequelae after conformal radiotherapy of prostate cancer: dose-volume histograms as predictive factors.},
  author={Stefan Wachter and Natascha Gerstner and Gregor Goldner and Regina P{\"o}tzi and Andr{\'e} Wambersie and Richard Poetter},
  journal={Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology},
  year={2001},
  volume={59 1},
  pages={65-70}
}
PURPOSE To identify clinically relevant parameters predictive of late rectal bleeding derived from cumulative dose-volume histograms (DVHs) of the rectum after conformal radiotherapy of prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred and nine patients treated with 3D conformal radiotherapy between 1/1994 and 1/1996 for localized prostate cancer (clinical stage T1-T3) were available for analysis. All patients received a total dose of 66 Gy/2 Gy per fraction (specified at the International… CONTINUE READING