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Utilization of Neoadjuvant Intensity-modulated Radiation Therapy for Rectal Cancer in the United States.

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Summary of "Utilization of Neoadjuvant Intensity-modulated Radiation Therapy for Rectal Cancer in the United States."

Advances in technology have expanded the use of intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). The goal of this study was to investigate trends in the utilization of IMRT for rectal cancer (RC) in USA.

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Name: Anticancer research
ISSN: 1791-7530
Pages: 2923-2927

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