Radiation Oncology

Liver and Pancreas Tumors   

Questions discussed in this category



What features would make you more likely to recommend radiation therapy with chemotherapy?

Have you ever seen toxicity related to diaphragm dose with conventional fractionation?  

With the current data, I'm struggling to justify addition of radiation for potentially resectable disease.  If in favor of RT, do you recommend s...

When planning SBRT cases for primary liver cancers, it is very difficult to see the tumor on the non-contrast 4D scan. How do you use information from...

For cases with positive margins, do you boost to 54 Gy? If so, do you boost the entire tumor bed or only the area of the positive margin? 

I recently had a patient with unresectable disease ask for a PET before starting RT but I’m not sure there is a benefit. 

I can't convince the surgeons to refer their patients for adjuvant RT because the prospective data is messy and doesn’t seem to indicate a benef...


Papers discussed in this category


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