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prophylactic cranial irradiation (pci) • radiation sensitizers • respiratory gating
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Clinical Research - Radiation & NSCLC

Mortality Risk From Radiation After Surgery for Lung Cancer (National Cancer Institute)
Summary of a report published in The Lancet (7/98) that argues against radiation therapy following surgery for early stage NSCLC.

Innovative Treatment Strategies in Locally Advanced and/or Unresectable Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (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. [2/00]



High-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy Makes Palliative Radiation Effective Convenient for Lung Cancer Patients (Doctor's Guide)
Discusses trial results reported at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology (ASTRO) that found high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR-BT) is an effective palliative therapy for central lung tumors, and that afterloading of the bronchus with two applications appears to be more effective and convenient for patients that is the standard four application dose. [10/00]

Brachytherapy & Lung Cancer - Recent MEDLINE Abstracts

Proton Beam Radiotherapy

Proton Therapy: A Viable Treatment Option for Inoperable Lung Cancer (Doctor's Guide)
Reports results of a clinical trial (published in the Fall 1999 CHEST) showed proton beam radiotherapy compares favorably with traditional radiation for treatment of inoperable, early stage NSCLC. With protons, local tumor control was 87 percent, significantly higher that the average 50% control rate achieved using traditional radiation. [4/00]

Proton Beam Therapy - Recent MEDLINE Abstracts


Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy

Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Lung Tumors: Preliminary Report of a Phase I Trial (CTSNetJournals)
by Whyte, Richard I, et al.
75 Ann Thorac Surg (2003): 1097-1101
Abstract summarizes preliminary results of a Phase I trial of stereotactic radiosurgery for the treatment of lung tumors found that single-fraction radiosurgery is safe and feasible in selected cases. Additional studies are planned to investigate the optimal radiation dose, best motion-suppression technique, and overall treatment efficacy. [2003]

Stereotactic Techniques - Recent MEDLINE Abstracts (PubMed)

Stereotactic Techniques - Clinical Trials (


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