Stereotactic Radiation & Non-Invasive Treatments

Kidney cancer patients may soon have an alternative to traditional treatments, new research at UT Southwestern Medical Center's Kidney Cancer Program of the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center shows.

Their recent study showed that treating metastatic kidney cancer with an advanced, focused form of radiation called stereotactic ablative radiation therapy achieves more than 90 percent control of metastases.

"This study shows that stereotactic radiation provides a good noninvasive alternative to conventional treatment, and that it effectively controls the disease," said Dr. Raquibul Hannan, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, co-leader of the Kidney Cancer Program and senior author of the study. "It may also offer an alternative to patients who are not candidates for surgery due to the number and location of the metastases.".

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Scott Nicholson