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EF-IMRT radiation therapy safe for women with cervical and endometrial cancer, study finds

from Cervical Cancer News

Extended-field intensity modulated radiation therapy (EF-IMRT) can be safely used without risking duodenal toxicity in women with cervical or endometrial cancer in need of treatment to the para-aortic (PA) lymph nodes, researchers reported in Practical Radiation Oncology. Usually, radiation therapy is applied to target the tumor and the lymph nodes, which play a key role in metastasis. Lymph nodes in cancerous patients are monitored by a technique called PET/CT, but it has a relatively high false-negative ratio (20–25 percent) when scanning PA regions. more

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