Spatially fractionated radiotherapy (GRID) has been utilized primarily in the palliative and definitive treatment of bulky tumors. Delivered in the modern era primarily with megavoltage photon therapy, this technique offers the promise of safe dose escalation with potential immunogenic, bystander and microvasculature effects that can augment a conventionally fractionated course of radiotherapy. At the University of Maryland, an institutional standard has arisen to incorporate a single fraction of GRID radiation in large (>8 cm), high-risk soft tissue and osteosarcomas prior to a standard fractionated course. Herein, we report on the excellent pathologic responses and apparent safety of this regimen in 26 consecutive patients.

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