Stereotactic body radiation therapy for thoracic cancers: Recommendations for patient selection, setup and therapy

Robert Timmerman, John Heinzerling, Ramzi Abdulrahman, Hak Choy, John L. Meyer

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Abstract

Advanced technologies have facilitated the development of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) programs capable of delivering ablative radiation doses for the control of lung cancers. To date, experience with these programs has been highly favorable, as reflected in the results of careful clinical trials. The medically inoperable lung cancer patient, lacking more effective options, has served as the initial clinical base to test SBRT; the therapeutic outcomes have confirmed a significant role for this approach. For many patient groups, SBRT may become a noninvasive alternative to some thoracic surgeries, especially ones with more limited therapeutic goals such as wedge resection. Despite these results, long-term evaluation of the cases treated is required to allow greater understanding of the limitations and contributions of this new modality. The successful delivery of SBRT requires the development of a comprehensive, specialized clinical program providing advanced technology and the technical expertise of physicians, physicists and therapists specially trained in SBRT applications. To achieve successful clinical outcomes, careful patient selection and attention to therapy design and delivery are required since exacting clinical procedures are involved. This chapter will outline many details essential for establishing an effective SBRT program in clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIMRT, IGRT, SBRT: Advances in the Treatment Planning and Delivery of Radiotherapy: Second Edition
PublisherS. Karger AG
Pages395-411
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9783805596817, 9783805596800
DOIs
StatePublished - May 27 2011

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Patient Selection
radiation therapy
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Radiotherapy
Thorax
cancer
Neoplasms
lungs
Lung Neoplasms
delivery
Therapeutics
Professional Competence
Technology
physicians
surgery
wedges
Thoracic Surgery
Clinical Trials
Radiation

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Timmerman, R., Heinzerling, J., Abdulrahman, R., Choy, H., & Meyer, J. L. (2011). Stereotactic body radiation therapy for thoracic cancers: Recommendations for patient selection, setup and therapy. In IMRT, IGRT, SBRT: Advances in the Treatment Planning and Delivery of Radiotherapy: Second Edition (pp. 395-411). S. Karger AG. https://doi.org/10.1159/000322503

Stereotactic body radiation therapy for thoracic cancers : Recommendations for patient selection, setup and therapy. / Timmerman, Robert; Heinzerling, John; Abdulrahman, Ramzi; Choy, Hak; Meyer, John L.

IMRT, IGRT, SBRT: Advances in the Treatment Planning and Delivery of Radiotherapy: Second Edition. S. Karger AG, 2011. p. 395-411.

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Timmerman, R, Heinzerling, J, Abdulrahman, R, Choy, H & Meyer, JL 2011, Stereotactic body radiation therapy for thoracic cancers: Recommendations for patient selection, setup and therapy. in IMRT, IGRT, SBRT: Advances in the Treatment Planning and Delivery of Radiotherapy: Second Edition. S. Karger AG, pp. 395-411. https://doi.org/10.1159/000322503
Timmerman R, Heinzerling J, Abdulrahman R, Choy H, Meyer JL. Stereotactic body radiation therapy for thoracic cancers: Recommendations for patient selection, setup and therapy. In IMRT, IGRT, SBRT: Advances in the Treatment Planning and Delivery of Radiotherapy: Second Edition. S. Karger AG. 2011. p. 395-411 https://doi.org/10.1159/000322503
Timmerman, Robert ; Heinzerling, John ; Abdulrahman, Ramzi ; Choy, Hak ; Meyer, John L. / Stereotactic body radiation therapy for thoracic cancers : Recommendations for patient selection, setup and therapy. IMRT, IGRT, SBRT: Advances in the Treatment Planning and Delivery of Radiotherapy: Second Edition. S. Karger AG, 2011. pp. 395-411
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