IROC Rhode Island (QARC) Publications

Title

The effect of radiation therapy on normal tissue function

UMMS Affiliation

Quality Assurance Review Center; Department of Radiation Oncology

Publication Date

2006-02-01

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Health Services Administration | Neoplasms | Oncology | Radiology | Therapeutics | Tissues

Abstract

As more patients are treated for their primary malignancy with cure or increased disease-free intervals, injury to normal tissues will become more detectable and an important endpoint for study. Future protocols will probably be modified based on toxicity endpoints. In Hodgkin's disease, current protocols use response-based treatment strategies to limit therapy. The objective is to provide the same level of tumor control and follow normal tissue endpoints for outcome analysis. DVH analysis has improved the ability to analyze endpoint data for normal tissues. These image-guided platforms will provide the infrastructure needed to continue efforts in improving the delivery of radiation therapy.

DOI of Published Version

10.1016/j.hoc.2006.01.005

Source

Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2006 Feb;20(1):141-63. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Hematology/oncology clinics of North America

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

16580561

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