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Long term control and preservation of renal function after multiple courses of stereotactic body radiation therapy for renal cell carcinoma
Transitional Year Program, Riverside Regional Medical Center, Newport News, Virginia, USA
Apr 2019 (Vol. 26, Issue 2, Pages( 9743 - 9745)
PMID: 31012841

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  • Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is usually treated with surgery, with or without systemic therapy. For select patients, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) may be a suitable alternative. Although many reports exist on the successful use of SBRT, very few have described long term outcomes with regard to disease progression and renal function. We report a rare case of a single patient with primary, metastatic, and locally recurrent renal cell carcinoma who was successfully treated with SBRT. The patient has been disease-free for 8 years since treatment, with stable renal function even after two courses of SBRT to her solitary functioning kidney.

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