Featured Article: Significance of intra-fractional motion for pancreatic patients treated with charged particles
The applications of radiotherapy in the delivery of cancer treatment can cause a number of uncertainties, particularly where treatment of moving organs is involved, since any slight movements can significantly compromise the accuracy of treatment provided.
In this article, V. Batista et al. research the effect of intra-fractional anatomical changes in patients with pancreatic cancer who have been treated with intensity modulated particle therapy. By identifying the different factors that can cause uncertainties in the treatment approach and defining strategies to help lessen them, cancer research moves one step closer in treating one of the deadliest cancers of the world.
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