Original Publication Date: 29 May, 2014
Publication / Source: Future Oncology
Authors: Michael Pinkawa, Victoria Djukic, Jens Klotz, Dalma Petz, Marc D Piroth, Richard Holy & Michael J Eble
Aim: To assess hematologic changes of modern prostate radiation therapy (RT) comparing different target volumes. Patients & methods: Blood samples were evaluated before (T1), during (T2–T4) and 6–8 weeks after (T5) RT in a group of 113 patients. Whole-pelvic RT up to 46 Gy was applied in 27 cases. The total dose to the prostatic fossa (n = 46)/prostate (n = 67) was 66/76 Gy.