Vienna, Austria

ESTRO 2023

Session Item

Poster (Digital)
Evaluation of novel dose-volume constraints in patients treated with EBRT for local prostate cancer
Niall O'Sullivan, Ireland


Evaluation of novel dose-volume constraints in patients treated with EBRT for local prostate cancer

Niall O'Sullivan1, Ciara Lyons2

1Cork University Hospital, Radiation Oncology, Cork, Ireland; 2Cork Univeristy Hospital, Radiation Oncology, Cork, Ireland

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Purpose or Objective

The CHHiP trial demonstrated that 60Gy/20# was non-inferior to conventionally fractionationated schedules. Bowel side effects were observed in 13.7%. Recently, Wilkins et al. identified novel dose-volume constraints (DVCs) derived from CHHiP with the goal of reducing anorectal toxicity. Patients treated with 60Gy/20# were reviewed to investigate whether these DVCs were met and whether a similar reduction in gastrointestinal toxicity was observed.

Material and Methods

All patients treated by a single clinician who completed 60Gy/20# between 01/01/2022 and 31/12/2020 were included. An electronic chart review was conducted using Mosaiqâ„¢. Data assessed included total duration of treatment, delays, re-plans, iPSA, Gleason score, TNM staging, and role of hormone therapy. Clinician-reported outcomes and patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) EPIC and IPSS were collected prior to treatment and at 4/52, 4/12, 8/12, and 1 year. The DVCs examined were V24.6<80%, V32.4<70%, V40.8<60%, V52.8<30%, V60<3% versus V20<85%, V30<57%, V40<38%, V50<22%, V60<0.01%.


66 patients were treated during this time. Compliance with PROMs was inconsistent. Moderate gastrointestinal side effects were observed in patients, peaking 4 weeks post-treatment. Clinician-reported outcomes were reported in 42.4% of patients while on treatment. CHHiP DVCs were met in 95.46%. All novel DVCs were not met in any patient. However, between 30-100% were found to be within 3% depending on specific DVC.


Novel anorectal DVCs derived from the CHHiP trial were not fully met in any patient. No significant differences were observed in gastrointestinal toxicities compared to available literature, however a reduction in gastrointestinal toxicites were observed among patients who were <3% from achieving novel DVCs compared to those who were >3% from novel DVCs.  These novel DVCs will be incorporated into the next revision of the prostate radiotherapy protocol.