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QUANTEC: Radiation Dose-Volume Effects in the Stomach and Small Bowel

Authors: Brian D. Kavanagh, MD, MPH, Charlie C. Pan, MD, Laura A. Dawson, MD, Shiva K. Das, PhD, X. Allen Li, PhD, Randall K. Ten Haken, PhD, and Moyed Miften, PhD 

The current literature reviewed in the paper suggests that the risk of moderately severe radiation-induced acute small-bowel toxicity can be predicted using a threshold model. However, the same is not true for the stomach due to limited data. The authors also look at the challenges of defining volumes for the stomach and small bowel and consider the additional factors that increase the risk of acute and late toxicity.

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