Grant ID RP150485
Awarded On February 18, 2015
Title Translating Online Adaptive Radiotherapy from Lab to Clinical Practice
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism Individual Investigator
Institution/Organization The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Steve Jiang
Cancer Sites All Sites
Contracted Amount $858,356
Lay Summary

By seamlessly integrating treatment simulation and planning into treatment delivery process, online adaptive radiation therapy (ART) allows real-time treatment adaptations based on the current patient anatomy and geometry and thus holds significant promise in maximally compensating for interfraction anatomical variations and setup uncertainties. This new paradigm of radiotherapy provides an opportunity to significantly reduce normal tissue toxicity and/or to improve tumor control. Utilizing the latest graphics processing unit (GPU) technologies, we have developed a series of novel real-time re-planning computational tools which are integrated into a system called Supercomputing Online Re-pla...

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