Original Publication Date: 1 April, 2015
Publication / Source: Hepatic Oncology
Authors: Florence K Keane, Shyam K Tanguturi, Andrew X Zhu, Laura A Dawson & Theodore S Hong
Many patients with primary hepatic malignancies present with advanced disease that is not suitable for surgical resection, orthotopic liver transplantation, or radiofrequency ablation. Outcomes are particularly dismal in patients with large, unresectable tumors and/or tumor venous thrombosis. Liver-directed radiotherapy, including stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), is able to treat a variety of tumor sizes and tumors with venous involvement and has demonstrated excellent safety and control outcomes.