Article Abstract

Advances in external beam stereotactic body radiotherapy: principle concerns in implementing a liver radiation program

Authors: Stewart Gaede, Michael I. Lock


Despite significant advances in diagnosis, surgery and medical oncology, patients with primary and secondary liver cancer have some of the worst prognoses in oncology. In addition, the incidence of liver cancer is expected to increase. For this reason, centres are seeking new treatments and establishing specialized multidisciplinary teams. This article will focus on the evidence and practical data to assist in setting up or improving current process pathways, to provide an efficient and safe radiotherapy program for liver. Technical data on the primary safety concerns and components of a liver external beam radiation program will be presented.