Comparative Long-term Morbidity of Intensity Modulated vs Conformal Radiation Therapy (RT) for Prostate Cancer: A SEER-Medicare Analysis

Presenter: N. Sheets
Presenter's Affiliation: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC





Clinical and Scientific Implications

This study is an attempt to use SEER data to describe outcomes between IMRT and non-IMRT treatment. There are limitations to this study because of the data available in SEER. Although one can look at additional procedures and survival, toxicity data is limited and evaluation of this data should be taken with caution. It is interesting to see that in the definitive setting, patients treated with IMRT have fewer additional procedures. However, the follow up is shorter in the IMRT group which may account for some of this difference.

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