Two-week schedule of hypofractionated radiotherapy as a local salvage treatment for small hepatocellular carcinoma.

@article{Park2013TwoweekSO,
  title={Two-week schedule of hypofractionated radiotherapy as a local salvage treatment for small hepatocellular carcinoma.},
  author={Jin-Hong Park and Sang Min Yoon and Young-Suk Lim and So Yeon Kim and Ju Hyun Shim and Kang Mo Kim and Han Chu Lee and Byungchul Cho and Geumju Park and Jong Hoon Kim},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  year={2013},
  volume={28 10},
  pages={1638-42}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM In cases of small hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) where established curative treatment cannot be applied, stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) has been used as a non-invasive alternative treatment modality. However, short-course SBRT may not be safe if the tumor is located around a critical normal organ. Therefore, we applied hypofractionated radiotherapy for these tumors and evaluated outcomes of this treatment. METHODS Between December 2008 and August 2011, 26 patients… CONTINUE READING

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