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Radiation oncology: overview and recent advances.
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PMID:  21125059     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Most patients with cancer will be looked after by a diverse team made up of members from community- and hospital-based services. This team will include radiation oncologists. Radiotherapy is an important part of radical or palliative management in about 50% of patients with cancer. In recent years the specialty of radiation oncology has seen rapid advances in physics and technology, several of which are now having an impact in the clinic where they are helping to realise newer and more effective treatment options. The purpose of this article is to highlight these advances for non-radiation oncologists, with examples of where and how they are changing treatment for patients. The necessity to evaluate and implement high-technology radiotherapy in a cost-efficient manner is discussed.
M Dahele; S Senan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1478-2715     ISO Abbreviation:  J R Coll Physicians Edinb     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-02     Completed Date:  2011-01-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101144324     Medline TA:  J R Coll Physicians Edinb     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  136-43; quiz 143-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiation Oncology, VU University Medical Center, De Boelelaan 1117, 1081HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Decision Making
Medicine / trends
Neoplasms / radiotherapy*
Patient Care Planning
Quality Assurance, Health Care
Radiation Oncology / trends*
Radiography, Interventional / trends
Radiotherapy Dosage
Stereotaxic Techniques
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / trends

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