BMC Cancer 2021 May 11;21(1):538. Epub 2021 May 11.
Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California Los Angeles, 200 Medical Plaza Driveway, Suite # B265, Medical Plaza Driveway, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, USA.
Background: Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is becoming increasingly used in treating localized prostate cancer (PCa), with evidence showing similar toxicity and efficacy profiles when compared with longer courses of definitive radiation. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided radiotherapy has multiple potential advantages over standard computed tomography (CT)-guided radiotherapy, including enhanced prostate visualization (abrogating the need for fiducials and MRI fusion), enhanced identification of the urethra, the ability to track the prostate in real-time, and the capacity to perform online adaptive planning. However, it is unknown whether these potential advantages translate into improved outcomes. Read More