Results of seven year intraoperative radiation therapy trial

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Published: 2 Apr 2012
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Prof Roberto Orrechia - European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy

Prof Roberto Orrechia explains the results of a clinical trial investigating intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT), conducted at the European Institute of Oncology.  


For the trial, a patient was given a single, high dose of radiation during the operation, immeditaly after the tumour was removed.  The trial was conducted during 2000-2007 and data was recently produced to be presented at EBCC 8.