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March 25, 2021

Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiotherapy for Metastases Needs Better Evidence

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  • 1Centre for Trials Research, Cardiff University College of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • 2Icon Oncology, Tygerfalls, South Africa
  • 3University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
JAMA Oncol. 2021;7(5):782-783. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2021.0067

To the Editor We welcome the proposal in the Viewpoint by Tsai et al1 to focus clinical research and improve the use of radiotherapy in the care of patients with metastatic cancer through the PROMISE (Precision Radiation for Oligometastatic and Metastatic Disease) Program in their center. However, their assertion that stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) provides survival benefit for patients with oligometastases does not reflect the evidence.

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