Prospective single-arm study of intraoperative radiotherapy for locally advanced or recurrent rectal cancer

Jennifer Tan, Alexander G Heriot, Jack Mackay, Sylvia Van Dyk, Mathias Ab Bressel, Chris D Fox, Andrew C Hui, A Craig Lynch, Trevor Leong, Samuel Y Ngan

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Abstract

This study aims to evaluate the feasibility and outcomes of intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) using high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy for locally advanced or recurrent rectal cancers. Despite preoperative chemoradiation, patients with locally advanced or recurrent rectal cancers undergoing surgery remain at high risk of local recurrence. Intensification of radiation with IORT may improve local control.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)617-25
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
Volume57
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013

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