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Carbon Ion Radiotherapy for Unresectable Osteosarcoma of the Trunk

  • Reiko Imai
  • Tadashi Kamada


Osteosarcoma is a radioresistant tumor. There have been few reports on the effectiveness of radiotherapy for unresectable osteosarcoma using photon (X-ray) beams. Carbon ion beams have a unique physical advantage for avoiding irradiation of critical organs, and their biological effectiveness is higher than that of X-ray and proton beams. These specific characteristics are beneficial for the treatment of sarcomas. Carbon ion radiotherapy has thus been suggested as an effective local therapy for unresectable osteosarcoma of the trunk.


Sarcoma Charged particle therapy Carbon ion radiotherapy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Center Hospital for Charged Particle TherapyNational Institute of Radiological SciencesChibaJapan

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