15-20 June 2014
Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne
America/Toronto timezone
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Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy: A New Paradigm for Radiation Therapy

16 Jun 2014, 16:45
30m
C-204 (Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne)

C-204

Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne

Sudbury, Ontario
Invited Speaker / Conférencier invité Medical and Biological Physics / Physique médicale et biologique (DMBP-DPMB) (M2-6) Radiation Therapy - DMBP / Thérapie par rayonnement - DPMB

Speaker

Mike Oliver (Health Sciences North)

Description

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) is a new radiation treatment technique characterized by high dose per fraction (6-30 Gy), a limited number of fractions (1-6) and very accurate and radiation treatments that tightly conform to the disease. SBRT was first reported in Sweden in 1995 and due to favourable clinical evidence has recently spread to a number of disease sites including lung, prostate, liver and oligometastatic sites. A large number of clinical trials are now ongoing investigating the efficacy of SBRT for a number of disease sites. This talk will review the history, radiation biology, treatment technology and clinical evidence supporting SBRT.

Primary author

Mike Oliver (Health Sciences North)

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