Journal article

Stereotactic Radiotherapy for Pulmonary Oligometastases A Systematic Review

Shankar Siva, Michael MacManus, David Ball

JOURNAL OF THORACIC ONCOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2010

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Hypofractionated stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is an emerging noninvasive technique for the treatment of oligometastatic cancer. The use of small numbers of large doses, should in theory, achieve high rates of local control. The aim of this literature review is to critically assess the use of SBRT for the treatment of pulmonary metastases as judged by its effect on local control, survival, and toxicity. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed. Both single fraction stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and hypofractionated radiotherapy (SBRT) were considered individually. Thirteen institutions reported results regarding SBRT and seven institutions regarding SRS (..

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