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Clinical Principles and Applications of Chemoirradiation

  • Dan P. Garwood
  • L. Chinsoo Cho
  • Hak Choy
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

3.9 Conclusion

The preceding discussion has been a brief overview of the varied ways in which chemotherapy and radiotherapy can be combined in treating patients with cancer. The practice of chemoirradiation is truly multidisciplinary and, as knowledge in the field expands, should play an increasing role in the control of neoplasms. As molecular biology brings us new targeted therapies, it is hoped that existing treatment regimens can be improved, in terms of both survival and ameliorating acute and late toxicity of therapy.

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Rectal Cancer Clin Oncol Radiat Oncol Biol Phys Radiation Therapy Oncology Group Concurrent Chemotherapy 
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  • Dan P. Garwood
    • 1
  • L. Chinsoo Cho
    • 1
  • Hak Choy
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyUT Southwestern Medical Center at DallasDallasUSA

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