Improving accuracy of Radiation Therapy for Bladder Cancer
Grant number: 628527 | Funding period: 2010 - 2012
Many studies have shown that the bladder can move, change in size and shape through a course of radiation therapy. As shown in a pilot study, with the online adaptive radiotherapy technique trained staff can daily match the radiation fields to the bladder position and size using a type of CT scan. Potential benefits are better cancer coverage with improved cancer control and less normal tissue irradiation. This study will determine if the technique will work across multiple Australian centres.
Related publications (6)
Comparison of Margins, Integral Dose and Interfraction Target Coverage with Image-guided Radiotherapy Compared with Non-image-guided Radiotherapy for Bladder Cancer
F Foroudi, D Pham, M Bressel, N Hardcastle, S Gill, T Kron
AIMS: To measure the difference in cumulative doses received by the bladder (target) and integral doses with different clinical ta..
The outcome of a multi-centre feasibility study of online adaptive radiotherapy for muscle-invasive bladder cancer TROG 10.01 BOLART
Farshad Foroudi, Daniel Pham, Aldo Rolfo, Mathias Bressel, Colin I Tang, Alex Tan, Sandra Turner, George Hruby, Stephen Williams, Dickon Hayne, Margot Lehman, Marketa Skala, Chakiath C Jose, Kumar Gogna, Tomas Kron
PURPOSE: To assess whether online adaptive radiotherapy for bladder cancer is feasible across multiple Radiation Oncology departme..
The utility of e-Learning to support training for a multicentre bladder online adaptive radiotherapy trial (TROG 10.01-BOLART)
Farshad Foroudi, Pham Daniel, Mathias Bressel, David Tongs, Aldo Rolfo, Colin Styles, Suki Gill, Tomas Kron
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: An e-Learning programme appeared useful for providing training and information regarding a multi-centre im..
Intrafraction Bladder Motion in Radiation Therapy Estimated From Pretreatment and Posttreatment Volumetric Imaging
Farshad Foroudi, Daniel Pham, Mathias Bressel, Suki Gill, Tomas Kron
PURPOSE: The use of image guidance protocols using soft tissue anatomy identification before treatment can reduce interfractional ..
Credentialing of radiotherapy centres for a clinical trial of adaptive radiotherapy for bladder cancer (TROG 10.01)
Tomas Kron, Daniel Pham, Paul Roxby, Aldo Rolfo, Farshad Foroudi
BACKGROUND: Daily variations in bladder filling make conformal treatment of bladder cancer challenging. On-line adaptive radiother..
Adaptive radiotherapy for bladder cancer reduces integral dose despite daily volumetric imaging
Tomas Kron, Jacky Wong, Aldo Rolfo, Daniel Pharn, Jim Cramb, Farshad Foroudi
We studied the integral radiation dose in 27 patients who had adaptive radiotherapy for bladder cancer using kilo voltage cone bea..