SBRT dose escalation

Is there an optimum treatment dose for sterotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)? … READ MORE …

Safety limits of SBRT dose escalation

In a recent commentary, we saw that the lack of a standard of care for stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) dose escalation may put patients at risk when dose limits are pushed beyond what is customarily considered effective and safe. … READ MORE …

Survival benefit of dose escalation for higher risk patients

As discussed in a previous article, there is a seeming discrepancy between the findings of Kalbasi et al. and RTOG 0126, at least for intermediate-risk patients. … 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 …