Single-fraction stereotactic body radiotherapy for spinal metastases from renal cell carcinoma.

@article{Balagamwala2012SinglefractionSB,
  title={Single-fraction stereotactic body radiotherapy for spinal metastases from renal cell carcinoma.},
  author={Ehsan H Balagamwala and Lilyana Angelov and Shlomo A. Koyfman and John H. Suh and C Adinaryana Reddy and Toufik Djemil and Grant K. Hunter and Ping Xia and Samuel Tay Chao},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2012},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={556-64}
}
OBJECT Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) has emerged as an important treatment option for spinal metastases from renal cell carcinoma (RCC) as a means to overcome RCC's inherent radioresistance. The authors reviewed the outcomes of SBRT for the treatment of RCC metastases to the spine at their institution, and they identified factors associated with treatment failure. METHODS Fifty-seven patients (88 treatment sites) with RCC metastases to the spine received single-fraction SBRT. Pain… CONTINUE READING

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