Lech S. Papiez, PhD | Authors

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy

October 01, 2004

Song and colleagues deliver athorough and fair review of theinitial clinical investigations ofa new paradigm in radiotherapy mostrecently called stereotactic body radiationtherapy (SBRT).[1] Oncology observers may take exception withthe use of the designation “new paradigm.”After all, from a tumor controlpoint of view, skeptics might say,“radiotherapy is radiotherapy.” Recentadvances in radiotherapeutictechnology such as three-dimensionsal(3D) conformal therapy and intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT)have made treatments less toxic, butnot particularly more effective in curingcancer.