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What does IORT stand for?

IORT stands for Intraoperative Radiotherapy (oncology)

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Results of the international TARGIT-A (Targeted Intraoperative Radiotherapy) trial, in which 2,232 patients undergoing lumpectomy were randomized to intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) or standard external-beam radiation, showed closely similar 4-year local recurrence rates in the conserved breast: 1.
A 30-minute alternative to weeks of radiotherapy THE NEW FINDINGS Women could avoid the standard six weeks of radiotherapy following surgery to remove a cancerous breast lump, thanks to a new technique called targeted intraoperative radiotherapy (TIR ).
A new technique for delivering radiotherapy to patients with breast cancer is being tested in an international multicenter clinical trial evaluating single-dose intraoperative radiotherapy as an alternative to conventional postoperative radiotherapy for treatment of early-stage invasive breast cancer.
He pioneered research (in '75) using radioactive seed implants for prostate cancer, his use of electron beam intraoperative radiotherapy is now an important treatment procedure for many cancers.