Special Issue "The Role of Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy in the Management of Localized and Metastatic Genitourinary Tumours"

A special issue of Cancers (ISSN 2072-6694). This special issue belongs to the section "Cancer Therapy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 225

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Stefano Arcangeli
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Department of Radiation Oncology, San Gerardo Hospital, 20900 Monza, Italy
Interests: radiotherapy
Department of Radiotherapy, European Institute of Oncology (IEO) IRCCS, 20141 Milan, Italy
Interests: urological malignancies; radiation oncology; new fractionation protocols; treatment accuracy; patient’s quality of life; prognostic and predictive factors; SBRT hypofractionation; oligometastatic disease
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Department of Medical Physics, San Gerardo Hospital, Monza, Italy
Interests: radiotherapy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues, 

The development of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), building on its intrinsic physical properties, restriction of tumour movement during treatment (tumour motion management) and meticulous verification of tumour position before and during treatment (image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)), now allows for the delivery of ablative doses of radiation to both primary and metastatic tumours with high control rates and minimal toxicity.

Accumulating evidence shows that SBRT is an attractive approach to reduce the burden of care without losing clinical effectiveness, and is entitled to become the procedure of choice for the management of many patients with primary and/or oligometastatic GU malignancies, especially in light of the increasing number of elderly patients in need of treatment. Furthermore, the success of SBRT, relying on its ability to deliver high radiation doses to the target and yet sparing the surrounding normal tissues, seems to be confirmed in radioresistant histologies (i.e., renal tumours, sarcomas), thus defying the principles of the established radiobiological paradigm. An in-depth analysis of several aspects underlying the role of SBRT in this setting, as well as its potential interaction with the newest systemic therapies, will aid in the development of new therapeutic strategies in these  common and often undertreated diseases.

Dr. Stefano Arcangeli
Dr. Giulia Marvaso
Dr. Denis Panizza
Guest Editors

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  • stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)
  • image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
  • imaging
  • prostate cancer
  • kidney cancer
  • motion management
  • oligometastases
  • androgen deprivation therapy (ADT)
  • targeted therapy
  • immunotherapy
  • toxicity

Published Papers

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