August 13, 2018

How does SBRT impact tumour hypoxia?

Hypoxia may have more of an impact in SBRT due to the fewer number of treatment fractions, which reduces the opportunity for re-oxygenation of hypoxic tumour cells. To investigate this premise, researchers from Yale University of School of Medicine have used 18F-FMISO PET to quantify changes in tumour hypoxia in response to SBRT Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Bio. Phys. 102 174. {read more here}