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Superficial Radiotherapy (SRT)

History of Radiotherapy in Dermatology

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Radiotherapy was born shortly after discovery of radiation by the Marie Curie and Peter Curie in 1889. First report of radiotherapy used for malignancy was published in 1896 in Medical Record by Victor Despeignes who treated a patient with gastric cancer in France. Émil Grubbé, a medical student in Chicago at the time, would later…

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Superficial Radiotherapy – An Alternative Treatment of Superficial Carcinomas

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First successful treatment of skin cancer with fractionated radiation therapy was reported by Steinbeck and Sjogren in Sweden in 1899. Since then, superficial radiation and low energy Grenz X-rays have been utilized in office settings by radiation oncologists and dermatologists for the same purposes. In the United States, the practice continued through the 1970’s and…

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