Stereotactic radiosurgery and hypofractionated radiotherapy for glioblastoma

Jennifer L. Shah, Gordon Li, Jenny L. Shaffer, Melissa I. Azoulay, Iris C. Gibbs, Seema Nagpal, Scott G. Soltys

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Glioblastoma is the most common primary brain tumor in adults. Standard therapy depends on patient age and performance status but principally involves surgical resection followed by a 6-wk course of radiation therapy given concurrently with temozolomide chemotherapy. Despite such treatment, prognosis remains poor, with a median survival of 16 mo. Challenges in achieving local control, maintaining quality of life, and limiting toxicity plague treatment strategies for this disease. Radiotherapy dose intensification through hypofractionation and stereotactic radiosurgery is a promising strategy that has been explored to meet these challenges. We review the use of hypofractionated radiotherapy and stereotactic radiosurgery for patients with newly diagnosed and recurrent glioblastoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-34
Number of pages11
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Glioblastoma
  • Hypofractionation
  • Radiation
  • Radiosurgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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