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Title: Electromagnetic-Guided MLC Tracking Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer Patients: Prospective Clinical Trial Results
Authors: Zwan, Benjamin ;Keall, P.J.;Colvill, E.;O'Brien, R.;Caillet, V.;Eade, Thomas ;Kneebone, Andrew ;Hruby, G.;Poulsen, P.R.;Greer, P.B.;Booth, J.
Affliation: Central Coast Local Health District
Gosford Hospital
The University of Newcastle
Issue Date: Jun-2018
Source: 101(2):387-395
Journal title: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Department: Central Coast Cancer Centre
Abstract: PURPOSE: To report on the primary and secondary outcomes of a prospective clinical trial of electromagnetic-guided multileaf collimator (MLC) tracking radiation therapy for prostate cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Twenty-eight men with prostate cancer were treated with electromagnetic-guided MLC tracking with volumetric modulated arc therapy. A total of 858 fractions were delivered, with the dose per fraction ranging from 2 to 13.75 Gy. The primary outcome was feasibility, with success determined if >95% of fractions were successfully delivered. The secondary outcomes were (1) the improvement in beam-target geometric alignment, (2) the improvement in dosimetric coverage of the prostate and avoidance of critical structures, and (3) no acute grade >/=3 genitourinary or gastrointestinal toxicity. RESULTS: All 858 planned fractions were successfully delivered with MLC tracking, demonstrating the primary outcome of feasibility (P < .001). MLC tracking improved the beam-target geometric alignment from 1.4 to 0.90 mm (root-mean-square error). MLC tracking improved the dosimetric coverage of the prostate and reduced the daily variation in dose to critical structures. No acute grade >/=3 genitourinary or gastrointestinal toxicity was observed. CONCLUSIONS: Electromagnetic-guided MLC tracking radiation therapy for prostate cancer is feasible. The patients received improved geometric targeting and delivered dose distributions that were closer to those planned than they would have received without electromagnetic-guided MLC tracking. No significant acute toxicity was observed.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2018.01.098
ISSN: 0360-3016
Publicaton type: Journal Article
Keywords: Radiation Therapy
Study or Trial: Prospective Cohort Study
Appears in Collections:Oncology / Cancer

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