Radiotherapy dose fractionation, second edition

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This updated edition of Radiotherapy dose fractionation  reflects changes in radiotherapy practice over the past decade. It aims to recommend evidence-based radiotherapy treatment regimens and fractionation schedules and to present acceptable treatment options ranked according to the level of evidence available.

This document replaces the previous edition of Radiotherapy dose fractionation which has now been withdrawn.

For ease of use, the document can be downloaded by chapter or as a single pdf.

Change log

August 2017

Chapter 4 - Recommendation box page 25 changed 5.5 to 6.5 weeks.

Recommendation box page 27 changed 5-5.5 weeks to 5.5 weeks.

Chapter 7 - Recommendation box page 52 added over 8 days to the recommendation of 17 Gy in 2 fractions.

March 2017Chapter 12 - Rectal Cancer recommendations box on page 90 updated.
February 2017

Chapter 15 - Bladder cancer was updated correcting the recommendation for palliative radiotherapy from 30-36 Gy in 5-6 fractions from twice weekly to weekly. See pages 14 and 15 for corrected text.

December 2016Chapter 19 - Brain metastases the first recommendations box on page 121 was amended to change the lesion diameter from millilitres to millimetres.