ID 110296
Title Transcription
ホウシャセン チリョウ : state of the art and in future
Title Alternative
Radiation therapy : state of the art and in future
Author
Ikushima, Hitoshi Department of Radiation Therapy Technology, Institutes of Health Bioscience, the University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Keywords
radiation therapy
chemoradiation therapy
stereotactic irradiation
intensity modulated radiation therapy
image-guided radiation therapy
emote controlled afterloading system
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Technical innovation in radiation therapy such as stereotactic irradiation, intensity modulated radiation therapy, image-guided radiation therapy, and brachytherapy using remote controlled after-loading system have made it possible to deliver ideally distributed radiation dose to the target with great accuracy, while sparing the adjacent organs at risk. As a result, tumor control rate by radiation therapy improved markedly and became excellent alternative to surgery for asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic brain tumors, early stage lung cancer, and low-risk prostate cancer. In locally advanced stage of cancer, randomized controlled trials put the chemoradiation therapy forward a standard treatment option for patients with head and neck cancer, lung cancer, esophageal cancer, and uterine cervical cancer. Radiation therapy is also a effective treatment method for palliation of local symptoms caused by cancer with consistently high response rates. Minimmaly invasive therapy has come to be emphasized its needs against the background of increased tendency of elderly patients with cancer, and advances in conformal dose delivery technique raise the radiation therapy at a more important position in the medical care for cancer. However, adequate number of radiation therapy profession is indispensable to manage highlysophisticated radiation therapy technology. It is our current issue to establish the education system bringing up radiation therapy professions including a radiation oncologist, a medical physicist, a dosimetrist, and a radiation therapy technologist.
Journal Title
四国医学雑誌
ISSN
00373699
NCID
AN00102041
Publisher
徳島医学会
Volume
65
Issue
5-6
Start Page
155
End Page
162
Sort Key
155
Published Date
2009-12-20
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jpn
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Medical Sciences