Study Shows SBRT Effectiveness for Early-Stage Lung Cancer

In a study released in late 2014, researchers at the Cleveland Clinic presented data from a decade-long study that followed long-term toxicity results in patients treated with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for medically inoperable, early-stage lung cancer.

Over this ten-year period, 300 patients and a total of 340 lesions were treated with SBRT. The collected data showed that only 13 percent of patients treated with SBRT had any form of toxicity related to the treatment throughout the duration of the study.

The results from this study provided substantial evidence that treatment with SBRT for early-stage lung cancer results in no high-grade toxicity in the majority of patients treated and provides additional support for SBRT as a viable treatment option for this type of disease.

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