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Trends in intensity modulated radiation therapy use for locally advanced rectal cancer at National Comprehensive Cancer Network centers

Martin R. Weiser; Lily L. Lai; Karyn A. Goodman; Anna Ter Veer; Steven J. Nurkin; Marsha Reyngold; Al B. Benson; Joyce C. Niland; John M. Skibber; Joshua E. Meyer; ...
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2017 Journal: Advances in Radiation Oncology (issn: 2452-1094, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract
Abstract Purpose Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) has been rapidly incorporated into clinical practice because of its technological advantages over 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (CRT). We characterized trends in IMRT utilization in trimodality treatment of locally advanced rectal cancer at National Comprehensive Cancer Network cancer centers between 2005 and 2011. Methods and materials Using the prospective National Comprehensive Cancer Network Colorectal Cancer Database, we determined treatment patterns for 976 patients with stage II-III rectal cancer who received pelvic radiation therapy at contributing centers between 2005 and 2011. Mu...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: therapeutics
free text keywords: Medical physics. Medical radiology. Nuclear medicine, R895-920, Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology. Including cancer and carcinogens, RC254-282, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Logistic regression, Resection, Medicine, business.industry, business, Cancer, medicine.disease, Intensity-modulated radiation therapy, Radiation therapy, medicine.medical_treatment, Oncology, medicine.medical_specialty, Clinical Practice, Colorectal cancer, Locally advanced, Internal medicine
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