Safety and feasibility of image-guided robotic radiosurgery for patients with limited bone metastases of prostate cancer - Abstract

Cyberknife Center Munich Grosshadern, Munich, Germany.


To determine the safety and feasibility after image-guided single fraction robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) in patients with bone metastases of prostate cancer.

Forty patients with 64 bone metastases of prostate cancer were prospectively enrolled in a single center study and underwent 54 consecutive outpatient single session SRS procedures during a 4-year period. F-18 choline PET/CT in addition to standard CT imaging was done prior to SRS in all patients. Nineteen patients were under anti-androgen therapy, 8 patients had undergone chemotherapy before SRS. Overall survival and freedom from local tumor recurrence was analyzed with the Kaplan-Meier method.

Mean follow-up was 14 months (3-48 months). Seventy-five percent of patients had a single bone metastasis. The median tumor volume was 13 cc. The mean prescribed tumor dose was 20.2 Gy (16.5-22 Gy). Eight patients had died at the time point of the data analysis. The actuarial 6-months, 12-months, and 24-months local tumor control rate was 95.5% (95% CI: 83.0-98.8) as measured by MRI and PET CT imaging. The median initial PSA before SRS was 5.4 ng/dl (CI: 1.4-8.2) and dropped to 2.7 ng/dl (CI: 0.14-10) after 3 months. One case of progressive neurological deficits was documented.

This first report on single session, image-guided robotic SRS documents a safe, feasible, and patient-friendly treatment option in selected patients with bone metastases of prostate cancer.

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Muacevic A, Kufeld M, Rist C, Wowra B, Stief C, Staehler M.   Are you the author?

Reference: Urol Oncol. 2011 Apr 8. Epub ahead of print.
doi: 10.1016/j.urolonc.2011.02.023

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 21481619 Prostate Cancer Section