Journal article

Is Biochemical Relapse-free Survival After Profoundly Hypofractionated Radiotherapy Consistent with Current Radiobiological Models?

AC Tree, VS Khoo, NJ van As, M Partridge

Comparative Haematology International | ELSEVIER SCIENCE LONDON | Published : 2014

Abstract

AIMS: The α/β ratio for prostate cancer is thought to be low and less than for the rectum, which is usually the dose-limiting organ. Hypofractionated radiotherapy should therefore improve the therapeutic ratio, increasing cure rates with less toxicity. A number of models for predicting biochemical relapse-free survival have been developed from large series of patients treated with conventional and moderately hypofractionated radiotherapy. The purpose of this study was to test these models when significant numbers of patients treated with profoundly hypofractionated radiotherapy were included. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic review of the literature with regard to hypofractionated radioth..

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