News in radiotherapy in 2020


Doc. MUDr. Renata Soumarová, Ph.D.; MUDr. Tereza Kohlová

Radioterapeutická a onkologická klinika 3. LF UK a FN Královské Vinohrady, Praha



The aim of the article is to provide an overview of studies published in 2020 that change and have changed clinical practice in radiation oncology. The list of studies does not have the ambition to be complete, it will certainly not include all the interesting, but most of the most important randomized phase III studies. Radiotherapy, like other fields in 2020, was affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, and therefore shorter hypofractionation regimens were introduced more quickly into practice. On the other hand, it is important to realize how important the time factor is for the results of our patienťs treatment. In the first place in every situation are mainly oncological results and procedures based mainly on the data of large randomized studies.


Key words

radiotherapy, COVID-19, hypofractionation, randomized trials



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