Data from large, retrospective study shows 5-year efficacy for SBRT in localized prostate cancer

Data from a large, retrospective, multi-center study of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) with CyberKnife technology in the treatment of men with localized prostate cancer were presented on Wednesday afternoon at the annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). … READ MORE …

Can the PACE study resolve key questions about treatment of localized prostate cancer?

According to a media release from Accuray, Inc., the company has initiated a multi-center, multinational clinical trial in Europe to compare the outcomes of patients with localized prostate cancer treated with CyberKnife stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), da Vinci robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery (RALP),  manual laparoscopic surgery (LRP), and conventionally fractionated intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). … READ MORE …

Data-less opinion gets too much space in Forbes this week

A misleadingly titled op-ed in Forbes magazine this week by two very committed prostate cancer surgeons reflects the sad lack of reality exhibited by some representatives of the clinical treatment community. … READ MORE …

A small, multi-center cohort study of SBRT in treatment of low-risk prostate cancer

Published reports on the safety and efficacy of extreme hypofactionated radiation therapy (stereotactic body radiation therapy or SBRT, a.k.a. CyberKnife radiation therapy) have, to date, come from just a couple of key centers. … READ MORE …

Registry initiative now holds data on > 500 CyberKnife patients

A multi-institutional “Registry for Prostate Cancer Radiosurgery” (RPCR) was initially set up in July 2010 to track clinical and functional outcomes of men with localized prostate cancer treated with the CyberKnife stereotactic body radiation therapy system (SBRT) at academic and community-based centers throughout the U.S. … READ MORE …

All the different types of external beam radiation therapy for prostate cancer: a good introduction

Over the past 20 years there has been an explosion in the different ways that we use varied types of external beam radiation therapy for the treatment of localized and locally advanced forms of prostate cancer. Where is the newly diagnosed patient able to find a good, basic introduction? … READ MORE …

Dose escalation of SBRT in treatment of localized prostate cancer

Most published data on the use of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT; CyberKnife radiation therapy) has been based on  a total radiation dose of 32 to 38 Gy delivered in a series of four or five sessions — as compared to the delivery of more like 75 to 80 Gy using intensity-modulated radiation (IMRT) and other forms of targeted external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). … READ MORE …