The North American experience with stereotactic body radiation therapy in non-small cell lung cancer.

@article{Timmerman2007TheNA,
  title={The North American experience with stereotactic body radiation therapy in non-small cell lung cancer.},
  author={Robert D. Timmerman and Clint Park and Brian D. Kavanagh},
  journal={Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer},
  year={2007},
  volume={2 7 Suppl 3},
  pages={S101-12}
}
INTRODUCTION In North America, the majority of prospective investigation using stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for thoracic targets has been carried out treating medically inoperable patients with non-small cell lung cancer. METHODS Because SBRT involves constructing very compact high-dose volumes within the lung for targeting cancer deposits, tumor position must be accurately assessed throughout the respiratory cycle. Measures to account for this motion, either by tracking… CONTINUE READING

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