ID 66513
著者
生島, 仁史 Department of Radiation Therapy Technology, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School 徳島大学 教育研究者総覧 KAKEN研究者をさがす
キーワード
Radiation therapy
Chemoradiation therapy
Stereotactic irradiation
Intensity modulated radiation therapy
Image-guided radiation therapy
Remote controlled after-loading system
資料タイプ
学術雑誌論文
抄録
Technical innovation in radiation therapy (RT) such as stereotactic irradiation, intensity modulated RT, image-guided RT, 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 RT 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 established the chemoradiation therapy as a standard treatment option for patients with head and neck cancer, lung cancer, esophageal cancer, and cervical cancer. RT is also a valuable treatment for palliation of local symptoms caused by cancer with consistently high response rates. Minimally invasive therapy has come to be emphasized its needs in the background of increased tendency of elderly patients with cancer, and advances in conformal dose delivery technique raise the RT at a more important position in cancer therapy. However, adequate number of RT profession is indispensable to utilize highly-sophisticated RT technology. Substantiality of an education system for radiation oncologist, RT technologist, and medical physicists is our current most important issue.
掲載誌名
The journal of medical investigation : JMI
ISSN
13431420
cat書誌ID
AA11166929
57
1-2
開始ページ
1
終了ページ
11
並び順
1
発行日
2010-02
備考
The journal of medical investigation : http://medical.med.tokushima-u.ac.jp/jmi/index.html
EDB ID
フルテキストファイル
言語
eng
部局
医学系