Hypofractionated radiotherapy for the palliation of advanced pelvic malignancy Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Forty-two patients, with a variety of advanced pelvic malignancies, have been treated with a hypofractionated radiotherapy regimen. The most common schedule was 30 Gy in three fractions at monthly intervals. This has provided effective palliation with acceptable morbidity in the select patient group treated. The results in advanced rectal and ovarian tumors were particularly encouraging. The most effective dose/fraction and interfraction interval is, at present, under active investigation within our institution.

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publication date

  • November 1983