SBRT for Spine Cancer

This information is useful for adults and older adults
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Why Yale Medicine?
  • Our surgeons and radiation oncologists collaborate with other specialists to plan the best treatment for each patient.
  • A national leader in the field, Yale Medicine has been treating spine cancer with SBRT since 2008.
  • We use the most advanced technology available, providing safe treatment to tumors within millimeters of the spinal cord.

Cancers can occur anywhere in the spinal column, from the base of the skull down to the lower back. Cancerous cells may be found in vertebrae, as well as in nerves, muscles, tendons, and other tissues that are part of the spine or help to support it. About 10,000 men and women in the United States develop cancer of the spinal cord each year.

Physicians at Yale Medicine have been using a new radiation therapy called SBRT since 2008, and are national leaders in the field.