Stereotactic Radio Surgery/Stereotactic Body Radiation
Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Lung Cancer is a highly focused form of radiation therapy that offers patients with early stage cancer a greater than 90% chance of success (local control) using a limited number of treatments (usually 5 days). For more advanced disease, a combination of radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and surgery may be utilized to optimize the chance of cure.
Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy and Stereotactic Radio Surgery have great potential for improved outcomes as highlighted for Lung but must be executed with care and caution in a highly coordinated environment lead by board-certified radiation oncologists experienced with advanced treatment techniques.
Advanced Technology supporting the radiation team is the ELEKTA Infinity linear accelerator with the Agility 160 MLC. Florida Cancer Affiliates is the only oncology treatment center in the area utilizing 4D-CBCT guidance technology for daily Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy/Stereotactic Radio Surgery treatment. This is critical technology when considering motion of lung tumors caused by breathing motion.
The ELEKTA Infinity supports External beam radiation therapy (EBRT) the most common form of radiotherapy using techniques such as 2D, 3D, IMRT (Intensity Modulated) or electrons to effectively treat a wide range of cancers such as Head and Neck, Breast Prostate, Lung and skin to name just a few. Stereotactic Radio Surgery is a unique form of EBRT that is precisely focused on a tumor within the brain that can be delivered a high dose in a single treatment while sparing normal brain tissue.
Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy is a treatment procedure similar to Stereotactic Radio Surgery, except that it deals with tumors outside of the CNS such as Lung.