Image-Guided radiotherapy reduces long-term treatment side effects

Using advanced imaging technology to more precisely target radiation beams to treat soft tissue cancers (sarcomas) in the extremities significantly reduces long term side effects without effecting survival rates, according to research results published online today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. “This study proves that we are able to use this modern technology – image-guided radiotherapy – to irradiate smaller target volumes (less normal tissue included) and reduce long term side effects in extremity sarcoma patients compared with conventional radiotherapy,” says Dr. Dian Wang, the lead author of the paper.

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