Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Treatment of Spinal Bone Metastasis


Department of Radiation Oncology, Kayseri Education and Research Hospital, Turkey


Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) appears an effective and safe treatment modality for spinal bone metastasis, which can enhance local control and improve quality of life. Life expectation, predicted fracture risk, localization, quality, size and number of metastasis and presence or absence of nerve compression seem to be important factors in decision-making for treatment. Further studies are needed to identify subsets of patient which will most benefit from treatment.