Translationale Uroradioonkologie

Translated title of the contribution: Translational uroradio-oncology

S. E. Combs, J. Debus

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Background: Recent developments and innovations in modern radiation oncology enable radiation oncologists to deliver a biologically, physically and technically stratified individualized treatment. In urological oncology, radiotherapy can be offered as a valid treatment alternative for a number of tumors, such as prostate cancer or urothelial cancer/bladder cancer. Methods: By improving the precision of radiotherapy, significant improvement in tumor control can be achieved, coupled with a reduction of the risk of treatment-related side effects. Techniques such as high precision radiotherapy and combinations of radiation and modern imaging, such as image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) and adaptive radiotherapy (ART), make daily individually tailored treatment possible. Conclusions: In the future the biological characteristics of tumors and of normal tissue as well as molecular markers can be used for treatment stratification.

Translated title of the contributionTranslational uroradio-oncology
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)1276-1282
Number of pages7
JournalUrologe - Ausgabe A
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes


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