Spatially Fractionated Radiation (SFR) Therapy as Palliative Radiation for Patients With Advanced and Symptomatic Tumours
Palliative radiation therapy represents 40% of the on-going radiation at the Jewish General
Hospital. In a traditional palliative radiation treatment to bulky or radioresistant tumours,
radiation therapy schema varies from 24 to 30 Gys given in 3 to 10 fractions, depending on the
tumour size, tumour location and tumour pathology. However, for many patients this treatment
involves considerable toxicity, travel and time spent at the hospital. Spatially
fractionated radiation (SFR) is an alternative technique that consists in delivering one
single treatment, given through a grid containing holes. The present study is proposing to
validate SFR as a safe and effective mean to palliate patients with symptomatic bulky tumours
(more than 8 cm) or with tumours known to be resistant to radiation.
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