News and Research

Lung Cancer and Radiation Therapy - Updates in Cancer Care Symposium Presentation

Dr Lao presented at the Updates in Cancer Care Symposium on 15th November, held on the Mercy Hospital site.
This presentation covered the use of Stereotactic Ablative Radiation Therapy in the treatment of Lung Cancer.

 

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ARO selected as Australasian Training Site for Symmetry

Auckland Radiation Oncology selected as Australasian training site for Elekta Advanced Symmetry™4D IGRT Clinical Training Course

 

Radiation-induced vertebral compression fracture following spine stereotactic radiosurgery

Spine stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is increasingly being used to treat metastatic spinal tumors. As the experience matures, high rates of vertebral  compression fracture (VCF) are being observed. 
What is unknown is the mechanism of action; it has been postulated but not confirmed that radiation itself is a contributing factor. This case report describes 2 patients who were treated with spine SRS who subsequently developed signal changes on MRI consistent with tumor progression and VCF.