Stereotactic radiotherapy for pulmonary oligometastases: a systematic review.

  title={Stereotactic radiotherapy for pulmonary oligometastases: a systematic review.},
  author={Shankar Siva and Michael P Macmanus and David C Ball},
  journal={Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer},
  volume={5 7},
INTRODUCTION Hypofractionated stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is an emerging noninvasive technique for the treatment of oligometastatic cancer. The use of small numbers of large doses, should in theory, achieve high rates of local control. The aim of this literature review is to critically assess the use of SBRT for the treatment of pulmonary metastases as judged by its effect on local control, survival, and toxicity. METHODS A systematic literature search was performed. Both single… CONTINUE READING
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