external-beam radiation therapy

external-beam radiation therapy

External radiation Radiation therapy The aiming of high-energy radiation at the center of a CA, which may also be used to manage choroidal neovascularization in age-related macular degeneration. See Radiation oncology.
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2] laser resection or external-beam radiation therapy.
A new risk classification system for therapeutic decision-making with intermediate-risk prostate cancer patients undergoing dose-escalated external-beam radiation therapy.
Researchers found that the risk for cancer-specific mortality was more than three times higher in patients who received hormone therapy versus radical prostatectomy (surgical removal of the prostate) and more than twice as high in patients who received external-beam radiation therapy versus prostatectomy.
The pattern of relative use of treatment modalities remained constant between 2002 and 2005, with external-beam radiation therapy used most commonly, followed by brachytherapy, and then by surgery But there were major shifts within each modality in the specific therapies used, Dr.
Surgery, external-beam radiation therapy, brachytherapy (implanted radiation seeds), and androgen suppression are the primary conventional treatments for prostate cancer at this time.
She then successfully completed multiagent chemotherapy and external-beam radiation therapy.
The company has identified and developed several large markets for Interoperative Electron beam Radiation Therapy ("IOERT") for the treatment of breast cancer and advanced tumors as well as External-beam Radiation Therapy ("EBRT") for the treatment of skin cancer and believes that in order to maximize these markets, additional financial resources and infrastructure will be needed in the next year to meet these market opportunities in China, Europe and North America.
As such, all whole-gland treatments--radical prostatectomy, external-beam radiation therapy and radioactive seed implants (brachy-therapy)--may cause side effects such as impotence, urinary incontinence and irritation, and (with radiation treatments) rectal symptoms.
Randomized trial comparing iridium implant plus external-beam radiation therapy with external beam radiation therapy alone in node-negative locally advanced cancer of the prostate.
External-beam radiation therapy was delivered postoperatively to the surgical site in 20 fractions; the total dose was 50 Gy.
Trilogy is the first practical, clinically-viable system for delivering all forms of external-beam radiation therapy," said Timothy E.
Researchers compared the survival benefits of dose-escalated versus standard-dose external-beam radiation therapy (EBRT) among more than 42,000 prostate cancer patients.