Hypofractionated radiation therapy is a safe and effective treatment option for some cancers and has multiple benefits both for people with cancer and the health care system.

Health professionals play an important role in providing information and support to patients receiving radiation therapy and advocating for patient choice.

By the end of this rapid learning you will be able to:

  • define hypofractionation
  • differentiate between hypofractionated and conventional radiation therapy prescriptions and schedules 
  • describe the benefits of hypofractionation for patients and the health care system
  • identify cancer types where hypofractionation is accepted as a safe and effective treatment option.

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