The expanding roles of stereotactic body radiation therapy and oligofractionation: Toward a new practice of radiotherapy

Brian D. Kavanagh, Robert Timmerman, John L. Meyer

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Abstract

The range of clinical applications for stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) continues to expand based on clinical outcomes data from prospective trials and carefully analyzed institutional experiences. As a result of this strong scientific foundation, there has been burgeoning implementation of SBRT and other forms of hypofractionated radiation therapy in the practice of radiation oncology worldwide. In spite of the clinical successes achieved thus far - or, perhaps, because of them - fundamental questions about SBRT remain and have come into greater focus. Where and when is SBRT optimally integrated into the range of evolving modern multidisciplinary cancer treatment programs? What scientific insights (biological, technical and medical) might lead to further improvements in the efficacy of SBRT? What efficiencies are needed to achieve greater availability of SBRT? These and many other questions, fueled by the clinical accomplishments of SBRT to date, provide compelling directions for further exploration in scientific and clinical studies and further contributes to discoveries already transforming the practice of radiation oncology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIMRT, IGRT, SBRT: Advances in the Treatment Planning and Delivery of Radiotherapy: Second Edition
PublisherS. Karger AG
Pages370-381
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783805596817, 9783805596800
DOIs
StatePublished - May 27 2011

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Kavanagh, B. D., Timmerman, R., & Meyer, J. L. (2011). The expanding roles of stereotactic body radiation therapy and oligofractionation: Toward a new practice of radiotherapy. In IMRT, IGRT, SBRT: Advances in the Treatment Planning and Delivery of Radiotherapy: Second Edition (pp. 370-381). S. Karger AG. https://doi.org/10.1159/000322492

The expanding roles of stereotactic body radiation therapy and oligofractionation : Toward a new practice of radiotherapy. / Kavanagh, Brian D.; Timmerman, Robert; Meyer, John L.

IMRT, IGRT, SBRT: Advances in the Treatment Planning and Delivery of Radiotherapy: Second Edition. S. Karger AG, 2011. p. 370-381.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Kavanagh, BD, Timmerman, R & Meyer, JL 2011, The expanding roles of stereotactic body radiation therapy and oligofractionation: Toward a new practice of radiotherapy. in IMRT, IGRT, SBRT: Advances in the Treatment Planning and Delivery of Radiotherapy: Second Edition. S. Karger AG, pp. 370-381. https://doi.org/10.1159/000322492
Kavanagh BD, Timmerman R, Meyer JL. The expanding roles of stereotactic body radiation therapy and oligofractionation: Toward a new practice of radiotherapy. In IMRT, IGRT, SBRT: Advances in the Treatment Planning and Delivery of Radiotherapy: Second Edition. S. Karger AG. 2011. p. 370-381 https://doi.org/10.1159/000322492
Kavanagh, Brian D. ; Timmerman, Robert ; Meyer, John L. / The expanding roles of stereotactic body radiation therapy and oligofractionation : Toward a new practice of radiotherapy. IMRT, IGRT, SBRT: Advances in the Treatment Planning and Delivery of Radiotherapy: Second Edition. S. Karger AG, 2011. pp. 370-381
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