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Optimization of radiation therapy techniques for prostate cancer with prostate-rectum spacers: a systematic review

Published inInternational journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics, vol. 90, no. 2, p. 278-288
Publication date2014
Abstract

Dose-escalated radiation therapy for localized prostate cancer improves disease control but is also associated with worse rectal toxicity. A spacer placed between the prostate and rectum can be used to displace the anterior rectal wall outside of the high-dose radiation regions and potentially minimize radiation-induced rectal toxicity. This systematic review focuses on the published data regarding the different types of commercially available prostate-rectum spacers. Dosimetric results and preliminary clinical data using prostate-rectum spacers in patients with localized prostate cancer treated by curative radiation therapy are compared and discussed.

Keywords
  • Absorbable Implants
  • Catheters, Indwelling
  • Collagen/administration & dosage
  • Dose Fractionation
  • Humans
  • Hyaluronic Acid/administration & dosage
  • Male
  • Polyethylene Glycols/administration & dosage
  • Prostatic Neoplasms/pathology/radiotherapy
  • Radiation Injuries/prevention & control
  • Radiotherapy Dosage
  • Rectum/radiation effects
Citation (ISO format)
MOK, Gary et al. Optimization of radiation therapy techniques for prostate cancer with prostate-rectum spacers: a systematic review. In: International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics, 2014, vol. 90, n° 2, p. 278–288. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2014.06.044
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ISSN of the journal0360-3016
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