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NSCLC Treatment - Combined Modality Therapy

Chemotherapy & Surgery
neoadjuvant chemotherapy (chemo before surgery) • adjuvant chemotherapy (chemo following surgery)
Radiation & Surgery
Chemotherapy, Radiation & Surgery


Chemoradiation & NSCLC Review Articles - Recent MEDLINE Abstracts (PubMed)

Innovative Treatment Strategies in Locally Advanced and/or Unresectable NSCLC (Moffitt Cancer Center)
by Benjamin Movsas, MD
7, no.1 Cancer Control (January/February 2000): 25-34
Reviews trials investigating innovative treatment strategies for patients with locally advanced and/or unresectable NSCLC, including altered radiation fractionation schema, conformal 3-dimensional radiotherapy, and combined chemoradiotherapy regimens.

Chemotherapy & Surgery

Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy

Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for NSCLC - Recent MEDLINE Abstracts (PubMed)

Preoperative Chemotherapy for Lung Cancer Does Not Increase Surgical Morbidity (Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Abstract of a study reported in the April 2001 issue of the Annals of Thoracic Surgery that found preoperative chemotherapy for NSCLC did not significantly affect overall morbidity or mortality. Concludes that the potential for enhanced survival in resectable NSCLC justifies continued study of preoperative chemotherapy. [4/01]

Adjuvant Chemotherapy

Adjuvant Chemotherapy for NSCLC - Recent MEDLINE Abstracts (PubMed)

Radiation & Surgery

Radiation & Surgery for NSCLC - Recent MEDLINE Articles (PubMed)

Chemotherapy, Radiation & Surgery

Three-Pronged Approach an Added Treatment Option for NSCLC Spread to Surrounding Lymph Nodes (National Cancer Institute)
Reports on a study presented at the 2003 ASCO annual meeting that found patients with NSCLC that has spread to surrounding lymph nodes who were treated with a three-pronged approach using chemotherapy, radiation and surgery lived longer than patients treated with just chemotherapy and radiation. Notes that it remains unclear whether three-pronged treatment extends patients' overall survival compared to the two-pronged approach. [6/03]

Multimodality Treatment for NSCLC - Recent MEDLINE Articles (PubMed)


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