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Stereotactic radiotherapy of primary lung cancer and other targets : results of consultant meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency

Nagata, Yasushi and Wulf, Joern and Lax, Ingmar and Timmerman, Robert and Zimmermann, Frank and Stojkovski, Igor and Jeremic, Branislav. (2011) Stereotactic radiotherapy of primary lung cancer and other targets : results of consultant meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency. International journal of radiation, oncology, biology, physics, Vol. 79, iss. 3. pp. 660-669.

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Abstract

To evaluate the current status of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) and identify both advantages and disadvantages of its use in developing countries, a meeting composed of consultants of the International Atomic Energy Agency was held in Vienna in November 2006. Owing to continuous developments in the field, the meeting was extended by subsequent discussions and correspondence (2007-2010), which led to the summary presented here. The advantages and disadvantages of SBRT expected to be encountered in developing countries were identified. The definitions, typical treatment courses, and clinical results were presented. Thereafter, minimal methodology/technology requirements for SBRT were evaluated. Finally, characteristics of SBRT for developing countries were recommended. Patients for SBRT should be carefully selected, because single high-dose radiotherapy may cause serious complications in some serial organs at risk. Clinical experiences have been reported in some populations of lung cancer, lung oligometastases, liver cancer, pancreas cancer, and kidney cancer. Despite the disadvantages expected to be experienced in developing countries, SBRT using fewer fractions may be useful in selected patients with various extracranial cancers with favorable outcome and low toxicity.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Querschnittsfächer (Klinik) > Radiologie USB > Radioonkologie (Zimmermann)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Querschnittsfächer (Klinik) > Radiologie USB > Radioonkologie (Zimmermann)
UniBasel Contributors:Zimmermann, Frank
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Further Journal Contribution
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Pergamon Press
ISSN:0360-3016
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal item
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