The role of stereotaxic body radiotherapy (sbrt) in the treatment of patients with distant metastases



Current approaches to the treatment of patients with metastatic malignant
tumors have changed significantly over the past decade. Instead of a purely palliative
systemic or just supportive therapy, a large proportion of patients receive an aggressive
local treatment directed not only to the primary tumor, but also to metastatic foci,
and a number of studies demonstrate the advantage of such approach. This review
provides information on the role of radiation therapy as a local method of treatment
of metastatic cancer patients