Dose intensified radiation therapy for the treatment of pancreatic cancer, implementation and prerequisites
Guest Edited by Dr Pirus Ghadjar.
Modern radiation therapy techniques such as Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) / rotational techniques, stereotactic body radiation therapy and proton therapy, as well as the use of novel image guided approaches, allow the delivery of higher tumor doses with acceptable toxicity rates. Moreover, novel molecular markers and imaging approaches at baseline and during treatment, can guide radiation therapy and serve as prognostic markers, and potentially also as predictive markers.
The aim of this thematic series is to collect the current knowledge and limitations of dose intensified radiation therapy for the treatment of pancreatic cancer and it´s pre-requisites in terms of modern radiation therapy techniques.