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Intraoperative Electron Radiation Therapy
also called "IOERT" and has one more synonym

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  1. the application of electron radiation directly to the residual tumor or tumor bed during cancer surgery

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  2. has been called "precision radiotherapy", as the physician has direct visualization of the tumor, can exclude normal tissue from the field, and can also protect critical structures within the field

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  3. As early as 1915 German doctors used IORT in an attempt to eradicate residual tumor left behind after surgical resection

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  4. a method that provides dose escalation as a precision component of radiotherapy

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  5. can also be combined with radiation sensitizers to better treat hypoxic cells and can be given at the time of surgery when microscopic residual tumor cells are most vulnerable to destruction

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  6. has been used in combination with EBRT as it results in less integral doses and shorter treatment times

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