Stereotactic body radiation therapy for oligometastases

Simon S. Lo, Achilles J. Fakiris, Bin S. Teh, Higinia R. Cardenes, Mark A. Henderson, Jeffrey A. Forquer, Lech Papiez, Ronald C. McGarry, Jian Z. Wang, Kaile Li, Nina A. Mayr, Robert D. Timmerman

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The standard treatment for metastatic cancer is systemic therapy. However, in a subset of patients with limited extracranial metastases or oligometastases, local ablative therapy in combination with systemic therapy may improve treatment outcomes. Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) has emerged as a novel approach for local ablation of extracranial oligometastases. There is a good body of experience in the use of SBRT for the treatment of oligometastases in various sites including the lung, the liver and the spine with promising results. This article provides an overview of the use of SBRT in the management of extracranial oligometastases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)621-635
Number of pages15
JournalExpert Review of Anticancer Therapy
Issue number5
StatePublished - Aug 31 2009



  • Body
  • Oligometastases
  • Radiation therapy
  • Stereotactic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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Lo, S. S., Fakiris, A. J., Teh, B. S., Cardenes, H. R., Henderson, M. A., Forquer, J. A., Papiez, L., McGarry, R. C., Wang, J. Z., Li, K., Mayr, N. A., & Timmerman, R. D. (2009). Stereotactic body radiation therapy for oligometastases. Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy, 9(5), 621-635.