A rationale for the targeted treatment of oligometastases with radiotherapy.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

An oligometastatic state has been proposed wherein patients with metastases limited in number and location may benefit from local therapy directed at all known sites of metastases. We describe here the clinical and biological basis for the oligometastatic state. We present evidence for a potentially curative approach to patients with oligometastases using stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) and we review the literature for SBRT directed at specific metastatic sites in the lungs, liver and multiple organs.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Macdermed, DM; Weichselbaum, RR; Salama, JK

Published Date

  • September 1, 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 98 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 202 - 206

PubMed ID

  • 18618604

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1096-9098

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/jso.21102


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States