Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is the standard technique for external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) of prostate adenocarcinoma. Various fractionation schemes exist, and EBRT is used in both the definitive and post-operative settings. However, all approaches rely on accurate target delineation to realize safely the benefits of dose escalation. This chapter will describe the approach at MSKCC and provide walk-throughs of typical scenarios.
KeywordsDose Escalation External Beam Radiation Therapy Clinical Target Volume Erectile Function Digital Rectal Examination
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