Unlike radical treatment protocols, in which radiobiological methods have been used in an attempt to overcome the risk of reduced tumour control, the problem of compensation for unintended treatment interruptions during palliative radiotherapy has received little attention. For palliative radiotherapy, unnecessarily extended treatment times could theoretically reduce the duration of tumour regression and symptomatic relief. It can be shown, using a simple argument, that the overall extension ...Expand abstract
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Radiobiological compensation for unintended treatment interruptions during palliative radiotherapy.
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