Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Prostate Cancer

  • Michael J. Zelefsky

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Laura Happersett, D. Michael Lovelock
    Pages 43-53
  3. Tomer Charas, Alberto Vargas, Michael J. Zelefsky
    Pages 55-73
  4. Michael C. Repka, Simeng Suy, Shaan K. Kataria, Thomas P. Kole, Ima Paydar, Brian T. Collins et al.
    Pages 111-127
  5. Thomas Zilli, Raymond Miralbell
    Pages 129-139
  6. Daniel Gorovets, Marisa Kollmeier, Michael J. Zelefsky
    Pages 141-151
  7. Alejandro González-Motta, Mekhail Anwar, Alexander Gottschalk, Martina Descovich, Mack Roach III
    Pages 153-169
  8. Daniel Lam Cham Kee, Jérôme Doyen, Alexander T. Falk, Jean-Michel Hannoun-Levi
    Pages 171-182
  9. Kirsty Morrison, Nicholas van As
    Pages 197-215

About this book


This book offers a comprehensive evaluation of the use of stereotactic body radiosurgery (SBRT) for the treatment of prostate cancer. The rationale, selection criteria, and treatment planning for prostate SBRT are explained. Important imaging and anatomic considerations are discussed, and detailed consideration devoted to organ motion and tumor tracking during SBRT. Outcomes of therapy are then examined, with thorough appraisal of side effect profiles and quality of life impacts. Clear guidance is provided on how to deliver the therapy in a way that minimizes the risk of long-term urinary and rectal toxicities.

Stereotactic radiosurgery for prostate cancer is an increasingly used form of treatment. Retrospective investigations have demonstrated the safe application of high-dose treatments, with 5-year results comparable to those achieved with protracted external beam radiotherapy. Prospective studies are underway comparing SBRT with more traditional forms of image-guided and intensity-modulated radiotherapy. In offering in-depth guidance on safe delivery of prostate SBRT, this book will be of value for students of radiation oncology, more experienced practitioners, and medical physicists.


Prostate Cancer Stereotactic Radiosurgery Prostate Specific Antigen Distant Metastaes Urinary Toxicity Rectal Toxicity Treatment Planning Low Risk Prostate Cancer Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer High Rist Prostate Cancer Prognostic Risk Grouping Quality of Life

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael J. Zelefsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-92452-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-92453-3
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Health & Hospitals
Oncology & Hematology