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SU_39_2388 - The Linear-Quadratic (LQ) Model Is Inappropriate for High Doses per Fraction Owing to a α/β Ratio Is Not a Constant: Evidence Deduced from Radiation Therapy Outcomes of 16367 Prostate Cancer Patients.

Sunday, October 21
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Location: Innovation Hub, Exhibit Hall 3

The Linear-Quadratic (LQ) Model Is Inappropriate for High Doses per Fraction Owing to α/β Ratio Is Not a Constant: Evidence Deduced from Radiation Therapy Outcomes of 16367 Prostate Cancer Patients.
M. Cui, X. S. Gao, M. Su, and X. Gu; Department of Radiation Oncology, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, China

Purpose/Objective(s): It had been demonstrated that the linear-quadratic (LQ) model was inappropriate for high doses per fraction on cell lines or animals. Our study used mathematics statistics with clinical data in prostate cancer (PCa) patients to estimate the α/β ratio in different fractionated dose and to know whether α/β ratio is a constant and then validate whether LQ is inappropriate for high doses per fraction.

Materials/Methods: We searched eligible articles from PubMed and extracted following data from the articles: the number of PCa patients, total dose, the number of fractions or the dose per fraction and 5-year biochemical relapse-free survival (bRFS). We estimated the values of α and β according to formulas of LQ models using maximum-likelihood methods in mathematics statistics with Stata 12.0.

Results: There were 44 articles of 16367 prostate cancer patients included in this study. In all 16367 prostate cancer patients, the α/β ratio was calculated as 1.35Gy. Subgroup analysis for patients who received conventionally fractionated radiotherapy, moderately hypofractionated radiotherapy and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), the α/β ratios were 1.78Gy, 2.41Gy and 4.10Gy, respectively. The results showed that α/β ratio turned higher and higher when the dose per fraction increased meaning α/β ratio was not a constant.

Conclusion: We demonstrated that the LQ model was inappropriate for high doses per fraction owing to α/β ratio was not a constant. Therefore, to make the conversion of the conventionally fractionated radiation doses to high doses per fraction equivalent using the standard LQ model, we could use a higher α/β ratio when did computation.

Author Disclosure: M. Cui: None. M. Su: None.

Ming Cui, PhD

Peking University First Hospital, No.7, Xishiku Str., Xicheng District, Beijing,China

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