Grant ID RP160190
Awarded On November 19, 2015
Title Pediatric Radiation Oncology with Movie Induced Sedation Effect (PROMISE)
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism Individual Investigator Research Awards for Cancer in Children and Adolescents
Institution/Organization The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Steve Jiang
Cancer Sites All Sites
Contracted Amount $900,000
Lay Summary

For most pediatric cancer patients under 7 years of age, current standard radiotherapy practice involves the use of general anesthesia to ensure that the patient remains still during the treatment. Since a typical radiotherapy treatment course includes 25-30 fractional treatments, a child has to receive 25-30 episodes of general anesthesia in succession, which has potentially strong side effects of continuous anesthesia, both short-term and long-term. We propose a novel technique to enable non-sedated pediatric radiotherapy through behavior training and motion monitoring technique. Systematic behavior training tactics will be developed to get patients familiar with treatment environment and ...

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