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Treatment of Breast and Prostate Cancer by Hypofractionated Radiotherapy: Potential Risks and Benefits

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© 2015 The Royal College of Radiologists. Breast cancer and prostate cancer are the most common cancers diagnosed in women and men, respectively, in the UK, and radiotherapy is used extensively in the treatment of both. Invitro data suggest that tumours in the breast and prostate have unique properties that make a hypofractionated radiotherapy treatment schedule advantageous in terms of therapeutic index. Many clinical trials of hypofractionated radiotherapy treatment schedules have been comp...

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10.1016/j.clon.2015.02.008

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Oncology, CRUK/MRC Ox Inst For Radiation Oncology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Oncology
Journal:
Clinical Oncology
Volume:
27
Issue:
7
Pages:
420-426
Publication date:
2015
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EISSN:
1433-2981
ISSN:
0936-6555
URN:
uuid:aeb95428-5c95-49cb-8977-3e1fe475ab96
Source identifiers:
528103
Local pid:
pubs:528103

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