High spatial resolution dosimetry for radioactive plaques used for radiotherapy of eye lesions [ 2009 - 2012 ]

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Researchers: Prof Anatoly Rozenfeld (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Martin Carolan A/Pr Robert Conway Prof Michael Lerch Prof Peter Metcalfe
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Brief description Melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma are the commonest ocular malignancies in adults. While plaque brachytherapy has delivered advances in ocular cancer management, significant challenges remain. These include post-treatment vision loss (due to over irradiation of vital structures, e.g. optic nerve), treatment failure (~10%) and an inability to treat large tumours (>8mm thick). This project aims to address these challenges through rigorous quality assurance and enhanced dosimetry planning.

Funding Amount $AUD 357,294.64

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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