GEC-ESTRO ACROP recommendations for head & neck brachytherapy in squamous cell carcinomas: 1st update - Improvement by cross sectional imaging based treatment planning and stepping source technology
2016 (English)In: Radiotherapy and Oncology, ISSN 0167-8140, E-ISSN 1879-0887Article in journal (Refereed) In press
The Head and Neck Working Group of the GEC-ESTRO (Groupe Européen de Curiethérapie - European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology) published in 2009 the consensus recommendations for low-dose rate, pulsed-dose rate and high-dose rate brachytherapy in head & neck cancers. The use of brachytherapy in combination with external beam radiotherapy and/or surgery was also covered as well as the use of brachytherapy in previously irradiated patients. Given the developments in the field, these recommendations needed to be updated to reflect up-to-date knowledge. The present update does not repeat basic knowledge which was published in the first recommendation but covers in a general part developments in (1) dose and fractionation, (2) aspects of treatment selection for brachytherapy alone versus combined BT+EBRT and (3) quality assurance issues. Detailed expert committee opinion intends to help the clinical practice in lip-, oral cavity-, oropharynx-, nasopharynx-, and superficial cancers. Different aspects of adjuvant treatment techniques and their results are discussed, as well the possibilities of salvage brachytherapy applications.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Clare, Ireland: Elsevier, 2016.
Head & neck, brachytherapy, recommendation, GEC-ESTRO
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-53661DOI: 10.1016/j.radonc.2016.10.008PubMedID: 27889184OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-53661DiVA: diva2:1050239