SU-F-T-132: Variable RBE Models Predict Possible Underestimation of Vaginal Dose for Anal Cancer Patients Treated Using Single-Field Proton Treatments.

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PURPOSE Anal cancer patients treated using a posterior proton beam may be at risk of vaginal wall injury due to the increased linear energy transfer (LET) and relative biological effectiveness (RBE) at the beam distal edge. We investigate the vaginal dose received. METHODS Five patients treated for anal cancer with proton pencil beam scanning were… (More)
DOI: 10.1118/1.4956268

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@article{McNamara2016SUFT132VR, title={SU-F-T-132: Variable RBE Models Predict Possible Underestimation of Vaginal Dose for Anal Cancer Patients Treated Using Single-Field Proton Treatments.}, author={Aimee L. McNamara and Tracy S. A. Underwood and Jennifer Yon-Li Wo and Harald Paganetti}, journal={Medical physics}, year={2016}, volume={43 6}, pages={3492} }