Tumor Motion & Deformation Estimation

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In 2010, according to the American Cancer Society...

...there will be more than 1.5 million new cases of cancer diagnosed.

...more than 0.5 million will die of cancer, making it the 2nd cause of death, accounting for one quarter of all deaths.

...there will be more than 222.000 new lung cancer cases, that are approximately 15% of all cancer cases.

...more than 156.000 deaths will result from lung cancer, that is approximately 28% of all fatalities due to cancer. Lung cancer is the biggest killer (in numbers), causing more deaths than colon, breast and prostate cancer together.

...more than 50% of lung cancer patients will receive radiotherapy at one point in their treatment.

IMRT - Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy

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