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Congratulations

Congratulations to Dr Mihai and the Clinical Trials Research Unit at Beacon Hospital on their input to the international Oligorecurrent Stereotactic trial which indicates stereotactic radiation can extend long-term survival for some patients with stage-IV cancers while maintaining their quality of life. The study is published in the January issue of International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics (Red Journal), the flagship scientific journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).

Phase II SBRT for Oligomets-Red J 2019 Sutera et al

“Despite many advances in cancer care over the last 20 to 30 years, some patients still go on to develop metastatic or stage-IV disease. Generally speaking, radiation therapy in that setting has been used only to make the patient comfortable,” said Dwight E. Heron, MD, MBA, FACRO, FACR, senior author of the study and director of radiation services at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Pittsburgh.