Chemopotentiation by Low Dose Fractionated Radiation Therapy for disseminated intra-abdominal cancers
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Biomedical Laboratory R&D
July 2017 -
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Whole abdominal radiotherapy (WART) is a primary method for managing gastrointestinal cancers that have disseminated into intra-abdominal tissues. While effective, this approach is limited since combination of WART with full-dose chemotherapy regimens increase toxicity to normal tissue. Recent studies have demonstrated a survival advantage in a novel treatment paradigm that allows for the safe use of full-dose systemic chemotherapy in combination with Low Dose Fractionated Radiotherapy (LDFRT)....