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APCCC 2024 | Exploring radiation therapy schedules and fields in prostate cancer

Neha Vapiwala, MD, FACR, FASTRO, FASCO, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, discusses the latest approaches in radiation therapy for prostate cancer, focusing on dose schedules and treatment fields. The discussion covers standard fractionation, moderate hypofractionation, and ultra hypofractionation, including the use of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). Prof. Vapiwala also highlights the importance of expertise and technical capabilities in delivering these treatments, the role of brachytherapy, and the benefits of image-guided techniques. The talk further explores the use of boosts and the treatment of pelvic lymph nodes, emphasizing the need for ongoing clinical trials to refine these strategies. This interview took place at the 2024 Advanced Prostate Cancer Consensus Conference (APCCC) in Lugano, Switzerland.

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