Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy and Other Newer Treatment Delivery Techniques for Gynecologic Cancers

Part of the Practical Guides in Radiation Oncology book series (PGRO)


There are approximately 71,500 new gynecologic cancers diagnosed each year in the USA. Radiotherapy plays a significant role in the definitive or adjuvant management of gynecologic cancers. Techniques including permanent seed brachytherapy, particle therapy with carbon ion/proton beam radiotherapy, and stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SAbR) are increasingly being investigated and used clinically for the management of newly diagnosed gynecologic cancers or in the recurrent or re-irradiation setting. The purpose of this chapter is to review the clinical literature, indications, simulation and treatment planning, and physics considerations with each of these techniques.


Permanent interstitial brachytherapy Carbon ion therapy Proton therapy Stereotactic body radiotherapy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyBaptist Health Cancer CenterLexingtonUSA
  2. 2.Cancer Therapy Evaluation ProgramNational Cancer InstituteRockvilleUSA
  3. 3.Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity of Texas-SouthwesternDallasUSA
  4. 4.Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

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