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Cancer Radiother. 2009 Sep;13(5):409-15. doi: 10.1016/j.canrad.2008.12.004. Epub 2009 Feb 25.

[Conformal intensity modulated radiation therapy for localized prostate cancer: Toward a new standard].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Département d'oncologie radiothérapie, Inserm U860, centre de recherche en cancérologie de Montpellier, CRLC Val-d'Aurelle Paul-Lamarque, rue Croix-Verte, 34298 Montpellier cedex 5, France.


Radiation therapy is now widely accepted as an efficacious treatment of localized prostate cancer. Recent advances, namely with the development of conformal radiotherapy, allowed to increase the total dose in the target volumes with greater local control. A forward step achieved with intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) in terms of therapeutic ratio between target volumes and critical organs. IMRT offers an inverse planning dosimetry and a modulation of the fields during irradiation. This article presents recent technical and clinical advances in IMRT focused on prostate cancer.

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