Stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic body radiation therapy are two contemporary radiation modalities that can treat tumors in any area of the body using highly focused radiation. Recently, immunotherapy has established itself as a viable and powerful anticancer treatment. In this review we detail the rationale supporting a combination of immunotherapy and stereotactic radiation. Additionally, we discuss the evidence for the immune stimulatory effects of focused radiation and the role that radiation may play in enhancing the systemic treatment effects of immunotherapy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.)|
|State||Published - May 1 2015|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research