In silico planning study

Benefit of particle therapy in re-irradiation of head and neck patients. Results of a multicentric in silico ROCOCO trial

Daniëlle B.P. Eekers, Erik Roelofs, Urszula Jelen, Maura Kirk, Marlies Granzier, Filippo Ammazzalorso, Peter H. Ahn, Geert O.R.J Janssens, Frank J.P. Hoebers, Tobias Friedmann, Timothy Solberg, Sean Walsh, Esther G.C. Troost, Johannes H.A.M. Kaanders, Philippe Lambin

Background and Purpose

In this multicentric in silico trial we compared photon, proton, and carbon ion radiotherapy plans for re-irradiation of patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (HNSCC) regarding dose to tumour and doses to surrounding organs at risk (OARs).

Material and Methods