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Radiotherapy of malignant tumors using low-intensity laser radiation as a radiosensitizer
Author(s): Pavel Yu. Polyakov; Oleg A. Bychenkov; N. A. Larionova; Dmitrii A. Rogatkin
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Paper Abstract

A new method of radiosensitization is offered using low- intensity laser radiation (LILR). Theoretic and methodological aspects involved as well as specially developed apparatus are discussed. Radiotherapy combined with LILR was approved in 78 patients with cutaneous and oropharyngeal tumors II-IV. Combined treatment with LILR as a radiosensitizing procedure and subsequent radiotherapy doesn't increase the degree of local reactions in response to radiation, and provide the reliable improvement of the therapy outcome: the total index of significant plus pronounced tumor regression, owing to the radiosensitization, trustworthy rises from 65.7 +/- 5.8% to 84.3 +/- 4.3% (t equals 2.58; p < 0.05), the three-year survival index--from 44.6 +/- 5.5% up to 60.3 +/- 5.5% (t equals 2.02; p < 0.05).

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Date Published: 30 December 1999
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4059, Laser Use in Oncology II, (30 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.375273
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Pavel Yu. Polyakov, Moscow Regional Research and Clinical Institute (Russia)
Oleg A. Bychenkov, Moscow Regional Research and Clinical Institute (Russia)
N. A. Larionova, Moscow Regional Research and Clinical Institute (Russia)
Dmitrii A. Rogatkin, Moscow Regional Research and Clinical Institute (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4059:
Laser Use in Oncology II
Andrei V. Ivanov; Mishik A. Kazaryan, Editor(s)

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