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Hepatocellular Carcinoma

  • Jason Chia-Hsien Cheng
  • Che-Yu Hsu
  • Sameh A. Hashem
  • Laura A. Dawson
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Abstract

Three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT) has been the standard technique for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) may be useful to improve target coverage and for normal organ sparing, especially in the setting of unusual-shaped target volumes. Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) has been used more recently. Individualized prescription doses are commonly used due to variable liver volume irradiated and proximity to luminal gastrointestinal tissues.

Keywords

Target Volume Planning Target Volume Clinical Target Volume Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Gross Tumor Volume 
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Further Reading

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  2. Tse RV, Hawkins M, Lockwood G, Kim JJ, Cummings B, Knox J, Sherman M, Dawson LA (2008) Phase I study of individualized stereotactic radiotherapy for hepatocellular carcinoma and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. J Clin Oncol 26:657–664PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Wang NH, Ji Y, Zeng ZC, Tang ZY, Fan J, Zhou J, Zeng MS, Bi AH, Tan YS (2010) Impact factors for microinvasion in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma: possible application to the definition of clinical tumor volume. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 76:467–476PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jason Chia-Hsien Cheng
    • 1
  • Che-Yu Hsu
    • 2
  • Sameh A. Hashem
    • 3
  • Laura A. Dawson
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Radiation Oncology, Department of OncologyNational Taiwan University Hospital and Graduate Institute of Oncology, National Taiwan University College of MedicineTaipeiROC
  2. 2.Division of Radiation Oncology, Department of OncologyNational Taiwan University HospitalTaipeiROC
  3. 3.Department of Radiation OncologyRadiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Hospital, University of TorontoTorontoCanada

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