Towards homogenization of total body irradiation practices in pediatric patients across SIOPE affiliated centers. A survey by the SIOPE radiation oncology working group.


Hoeben B. A. W. , Pazos M., Albert M. H. , Seravalli E., Bosman M. E. , Losert C., ...More

Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, vol.155, pp.113-119, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 155
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.radonc.2020.10.032
  • Title of Journal : Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
  • Page Numbers: pp.113-119
  • Keywords: Total body irradiation, TBI, Leukemia, Stem cell transplantation, Radiotherapy, Pediatric

Abstract

Background and purpose: To reduce relapse risk, Total Body Irradiation (TBI) is part of conditioning regimens for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in pediatric acute leukemia. The study purpose was to evaluate clinical practices regarding TBI, such as fractionation, organ shielding and delivery techniques, among SIOPE affiliated radiotherapy centers.