Molecular imaging of biologic characteristics and drug uptake : towards personalized medicine using dose painting

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Abstract

One of the innovations in medical care is offering customized treatment. The expectation is that these specific treatments will improve the survival chances of cancer patients. This PhD research studied molecular imaging techniques for this role. The findings were that CT-PET scans can be used to identify the most dangerous areas in the tumour that can be compensated with a higher dose of radiotherapy. In the upcoming years, this hypothesis will be tested on the basis of these successful results. This research was financed by the Koningin Wilhelmina Fonds (Dutch Cancer Society).


Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Lambin, Philippe, Supervisor
  • de Ruysscher, Dirk, Supervisor
  • Dekker, Andre, Advisor
Award date16 Dec 2010
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Publisher
Print ISBNs9789461590220
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

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