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2014 Dec 31 - Non-surgical treatment of lung cancer: personalised stereotactic ablative radiotherapy

Maverick WK Tsang, Michael KM Kam, SF Leung, Anthony TC Chan

Hong Kong Med J 2014;20(6):529–36

Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy has emerged as a standard treatment for medically inoperable stage I non–small-cell lung cancer and selected cases of lung metastasis. Techniques to freeze or limit tumour movement during treatment and image-guided radiation delivery are integral to a successful stereotactic ablative treatment without overdose of surrounding normal structures. In this article, the practice in a local oncology institution will be used to illustrate the concept of personalised stereotactic ablative radiotherapy.

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