SBRT in Surgery for Patients With Early NSCLC

August 3, 2015
Roy Decker, MD, PhD

Special Reports, NSCLC (Issue 8), Volume 8, Issue 3

Roy Decker, MD, PhD, associate professor of therapeutic radiology, assistant professor of surgery (Otolaryngology), Clinical Research Program Leader, Therapeutic Radiology, Yale University, discusses stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) in surgery for patients with early non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

Decker explains how SBRT is highly accurate when delivering high doses of radiation to small lung tumors. Typically, it is delivered in three or five treatments or fractions. Results are very similar to that of surgery, and it has become acceptable to give this type of therapy to those who may be at high-risk for surgery.

Roy Decker, MD, PhD, associate professor of therapeutic radiology, assistant professor of surgery (Otolaryngology), Clinical Research Program Leader, Therapeutic Radiology, Yale University, discusses stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) in surgery for patients with early non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).