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  • 07.27.10

    New Technique Provides More Targeted Radiation Therapy of Brain Cancer

    Medscape Today | Laura C. Pullen, PhD

    Children with brain cancer who undergo chemotherapy may benefit from a technique known as intensity-modulated arc therapy (IMAT). New research findings reported here at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine 52nd Annual Meeting by Chris Beltran, PhD, from St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, show that IMAT may effectively irradiate pediatric brain tumors while reducing exposure to surrounding tissue compared with the more conventional intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT).

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