Image-guided IMRT 'cuts GI toxicity' in cervical cancer treatment

This trial result is the first to demonstrate the benefit of the advanced technology' for a gynaecological condition, oncologist says

For women undergoing adjuvant radiation after hysterectomy for cervical cancer, image-guided intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) has similar oncological benefit as standard radiation therapy with less gastrointestinal (GI) toxicity, a study shows.

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Indian researchers randomly allocated 283 women undergoing adjuvant radiotherapy for cervical cancer to image-guided IMRT or 3-D conformal radiation (3D-CRT).

The majority of women in both arms received concurrent chemotherapy and a brachytherapy boost following external