Conventional boost radiotherapy stood well with comparable results to the conventional fractionation, as is studied in several studies till date ,,, The concomitant boost technique took advantage of reducing chances of accelerated repopulation during conventional fractionation irradiation of head and neck tumours by irradiating mucosa to twice daily treatment.
Concomitant boost radiotherapy, a variant of accelerated fractionation which took the advantage of possible differential radiobiological susceptibility between tumour and normal mucosal cells, can be a reasonable alternative to conventional fractionation radiotherapy with improved tumour control rate, with a slight increase in acute normal tissue toxicity.
A feasibility study of concomitant boost radiotherapy for patients with cancer of the supraglottic larynx.
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However, no benefit in the rate of pCR was conferred with the addition of a boost radiotherapy
dose [24, 25].
IORT boost radiotherapy
was combined with oncoplastic principles for partial mastectomy reconstruction as follows: glandular rotation (n = 109), dermoglandular rotation (n = 29), and tumor-adapted reduction mammoplasty (n = 11).
Dr Dunlop said any decision to boost radiotherapy
services would also depend on having enough staff to operate the machines.
While noting that the findings are very preliminary, the researchers say they believe the toxic chemical they've isolated from irradiated human cancer cells may ultimately hold promise as a drug to boost radiotherapy