Dr. Klopp on Goals With IMRT in Gynecological Cancers

Ann H. Klopp, MD, PhD
Published Online: Tuesday, Dec 20, 2016



Ann H. Klopp, MD, PhD, an associate professor of Radiation Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the next steps to take with pelvic intensity-modulated radiation therapy for patients with gynecological cancers.

The goal continues to be to reduce toxicity with this type of treatment, Klopp explains. A possible step toward combatting this would be to investigate how the patient's microbiome affects their toxicity. Technical ways to reduce toxicity could be lowering the number of fractions or lowering proton therapy. This could possibly improve outcomes.


Ann H. Klopp, MD, PhD, an associate professor of Radiation Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the next steps to take with pelvic intensity-modulated radiation therapy for patients with gynecological cancers.

The goal continues to be to reduce toxicity with this type of treatment, Klopp explains. A possible step toward combatting this would be to investigate how the patient's microbiome affects their toxicity. Technical ways to reduce toxicity could be lowering the number of fractions or lowering proton therapy. This could possibly improve outcomes.



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