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Title: A review on the special radiotherapy techniques of colorectal cancer
Authors: Tam, SY 
Wu, VWC 
Keywords: Special radiotherapy technique
Colorectal cancer
Local control
Survival benefits
Personalized radiotherapy
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Frontiers Research Foundation
Source: Frontiers in oncology, 2 Apr. 2019, v. 9, 208, p. 1-9 How to cite?
Journal: Frontiers in oncology 
Abstract: Colorectal cancer is one of the commonest cancers worldwide. Radiotherapy has been established as an indispensable component of treatment. Although conventional radiotherapy provides good local control, radiotherapy treatment side-effects, local recurrence and distant metastasis remain to be the concerns. With the recent technological advancements, various special radiotherapy treatment options have been offered. This review article discusses the recently-developed special radiotherapy treatment modalities for various conditions of colorectal cancer ranging from early stage, locally advanced stage, recurrent, and metastatic diseases. The discussion focuses on the areas of feasibility, local control, and survival benefits of the treatment modalities. This review also provides accounts of the future direction in radiotherapy of colorectal cancer with emphasis on the coming era of personalized radiotherapy.
EISSN: 2234-943X
DOI: 10.3389/fonc.2019.00208
Rights: Copyright © 2019 Tam and Wu. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY)( The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
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