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Recent advancements in toxicity prediction following prostate cancer radiotherapy

Abstract : In external beam radiotherapy for prostate cancer limiting toxicities for dose escalation are bladder and rectum toxicities. Normal tissue complication probability models aim at quantifying the risk of developping adverse events following radiotherapy. These models, originally proposed in the context of uniform irradiation, have evolved to implementations based on the state-of-the-art classification methods which are trained using empirical data. Recently, the use of image processing techniques combined with population analysis methods has led to a new generation of models to understand the risk of normal tissue complications following radiotherapy. This paper overviews those methods in the case of prostate cancer radiation therapy and propose some lines of future research
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J. D. Ospina, A. Fargeas, G. Dréan, A. Simon, Oscar Acosta, et al.. Recent advancements in toxicity prediction following prostate cancer radiotherapy. 2015 37th annual international conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2015, Milan, Italy. pp.5231--5234. ⟨hal-01304740⟩

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