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response and toxicity

By Keith Unger, Andrew Ju, Eric Oermann, Simeng Suy, Xia Yu, Saloomeh Vahdat, Deepa Subramaniam, K William Harter, Sean P Collins, Anatoly Dritschilo, Eric Anderson and Brian T Collins


Objective: To report clinical efficacy and toxicity of fractionated CyberKnife radiosurgery for the treatment of hilar lung tumors. Methods: Patients presenting with primary and metastatic hilar lung tumors, treated using the CyberKnife system with Synchrony fiducial tracking technology, were retrospectively reviewed. Hilar location was defined as abutting or invading a mainstem bronchus. Fiducial markers were implanted by conventional bronchoscopy within or adjacent to tumors to serve as targeting references. A prescribed dose of 30 to 40 Gy to the gross tumor volume (GTV) was delivered in 5 fractions. Clinical examination and PET/CT imaging were performed at 3 to 6-month follow-up intervals. Results: Twenty patients were accrued over a 4 year period. Three had primary hilar lung tumors and 17 had hilar lung metastases. The median GTV was 73 cc (range 23-324 cc). The median dose to the GTV was 35 Gy (range, 30- 40 Gy), delivered in 5 fractions over 5 to 8 days (median, 6 days). The resulting mean maximum point dose

Year: 2013
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