This is a technique that is currently being applied in developed countries in the treatment of cancers such as head and neck cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, nasopharyngeal cancer, brain tumor… at present.
This information was given at the scientific conference “New techniques in radiation therapy” organized by Cho Ray Hospital in collaboration with FV Hospital at the weekend, attracting 150 experts, doctors and technicians. participating in radiation therapy at home and abroad.
Here, many modern radiotherapy techniques and cancer treatment experiences are shared. According to a report by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, in 2018 more than 300,000 people in our country are living with this disease and this number is constantly increasing. However, the advancement of science and technology has brought many effective treatment solutions. Some types of cancer can be completely controlled if detected early and treated properly in the first place.
Among modern cancer treatment methods, radiation therapy plays a dominant role with 60-70% indicated in total cancer treatment cases. Radiation therapy can be applied to many types of cancer in different tumor sites, many stages of disease and different sizes. It can be used alone or in combination with other methods to improve the quality of life. treatment effectiveness.
According to TS-BS Le Tuan Anh, Director of the Oncology Center of Cho Ray Hospital, the VMAT dose-modulated radiation therapy technique combined with 4D CT imaging is presented, which is said to help pinpoint the exact location and Tumor shape including mobile tumors in lung cancer, thereby increasing the accuracy and effectiveness of treatment. At the same time, the dose modulation technique helps to shorten the time in each radiation session, as well as shorten the number of times of radiation therapy, but still ensure optimal effectiveness and limit side effects for the patient.
This is a technique that is currently being applied in developed countries in the treatment of cancers such as head and neck cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, nasopharyngeal cancer, brain tumor, etc. This is only being implemented at a few major hospitals and centers in Vietnam, including Cho Ray Hospital and Hy Vong Cancer Treatment Center of FV Hospital.