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Early clinical experience with a degraded 4 MeV electron beam in radiotherapy of superficial basal cell carcinoma




List of AuthorsValve Assi, Koskenmies Sari, Tenhunen Mikko, Nurmi Heidi, Hernberg Micaela, Salminen Samuli, Anttonen Anu

PublisherElsevier

Publication year2023

JournalPhysics and Imaging in Radiation Oncology

Journal name in sourcePhysics and Imaging in Radiation Oncology

Article number 100487

Volume number27

ISSN2405-6316

eISSN2405-6316

DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.phro.2023.100487

URLhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.phro.2023.100487

Self-archived copy’s web addresshttps://research.utu.fi/converis/portal/detail/Publication/381255499


Abstract
The most common non-melanoma skin cancer is basal cell carcinoma (BCC). Surgery is the gold standard treatment but also non-surgical alternatives are needed. The purpose of this work was to present the early clinical experiences of degraded 4 MeV electron beam as a treatment method for superficial BCC. Twelve patients underwent two weeks radiation therapy treatment with either 5 × 7 Gy or 2 × 12 Gy. There were no significant differences in treatment outcome with different fractionations or lesion locations. The degraded beam method is a safe and valid non-surgical solution for suitable patients with superficial lesions.

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