Particle radiation therapy for gastrointestinal cancers

Makoto Shinoto, Daniel K. Ebner, Shigeru Yamada

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Abstract

Particle irradiation of cancerous disease has gained great traction in recent years. The ability for particle therapy centers to deliver radiation with a highly conformal dose distribution while maintaining minimal exit or excess dose delivered to normal tissue, coupled with various biological advantages particularly found with heavy-ion beams, enables treatment of diseases inapproachable with conventional radiotherapy. Here, we present a review of the current status of particle therapy with regard to cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, including esophagus, liver, pancreas, and recurrent rectal cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Article number17
JournalCurrent Oncology Reports
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology

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