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The VoxTox Project

Image-guided intensity modulated RT plan for a patient with a spinal tumour. The radiation dose is shaped away from the kidneys (yellow outlines) and the spinal nerve roots (inside the green outline). The colour wash represents radiation dose. Credit: Neil Burnet

Karl Harrison, Andrew Hoole, Raj Jena, Andy Parker, Ceilidh Welsh, Ping Lin Yeap


The VoxTox Research Programme, funded by Cancer Research UK, focuses on reducing toxicity from radiotherapy (RT). This will have benefits for patients and society. Additionally, individualised reduction of toxicity risk will allow dose escalation, and combination with chemotherapy. Since a strong radiotherapy dose-response relationship exists for many tumours, this will improve cancer cure rates.

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