New approaches in radiotherapy: The importance of the spatial and temporal modulation of the dose.
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V - Biofisica e fisica medica
GSSI Ex ISEF - Aula B - Venerdì 27 h 09:00 - 12:00
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Radiotherapy (RT) is widely used to treat cancer because it targets directly the cancer cells, minimizing the toxicity to adjacent healthy tissues. However, the treatments of some radioresistant tumors or tumors close to sensitive structures and pediatric cancers are still compromised due to the tolerances of normal tissues. In this sense, new approaches based on the spatial (minibeam RT) and/or the temporal modulation of the dose (FLASH RT) could be effective techniques to improve cancer care. In this contribution, the two modalities will be discussed, from basics to implementation at a clinical center for preclinical studies.