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IMRT, IGRT, SBRT

Advances in the Treatment Planning and Delivery of Radiotherapy

Editor(s): Meyer J.L. (San Francisco, Calif.) 
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SBRT Advances

The Expanding Roles of Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy and Oligofractionation: Toward a New Practice of Radiotherapy

Kavanagh B.D.a · Timmerman R.b · Meyer J.L.c

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aDepartment of Radiation Oncology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colo., bDepartment of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Tex., and cDepartment of Radiation Oncology, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, San Francisco, Calif., USA

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Meyer JL (ed): IMRT, IGRT, SBRT – Advances in the Treatment Planning and Delivery of Radiotherapy, ed 2, rev. and ext. Front Radiat Ther Oncol. Basel, Karger, 2011, vol. 43, pp 370–381

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Abstract of SBRT Advances

Published online: May 20, 2011
Cover Date: 2011

Number of Print Pages: 12
Number of Figures: 2
Number of Tables: 0

ISBN: 978-3-8055-9680-0 (Print)
eISBN: 978-3-8055-9681-7 (Online)

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.

© 2011 S. Karger AG, Basel


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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of SBRT Advances

Published online: May 20, 2011
Cover Date: 2011

Number of Print Pages: 12
Number of Figures: 2
Number of Tables: 0

ISBN: 978-3-8055-9680-0 (Print)
eISBN: 978-3-8055-9681-7 (Online)


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