Patterns of disease recurrence after stereotactic ablative radiotherapy for early stage non-small-cell lung cancer
The Lancet Oncology, 06/22/2012
Senthi s et al. – Late recurrences after Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) are infrequent and two distinct patterns account for most cases. The predominant pattern is out–of–field, isolated distant recurrence presenting early, despite initial PET staging. A third of patients develop isolated locoregional recurrence; for these patients standardised follow–up is important to ensure that appropriate salvage treatments are considered.