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Vol 9, No 4 (2004)
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The challenge of local control for non-small cell lung cancer: is it a key issue?

Pauline Gastelblum, Martine Roelandts, Paul Van Houtte
DOI: 10.1016/S1507-1367(04)71018-4
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2004;9(4):113-118.

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Vol 9, No 4 (2004)
Published online: 2004-01-01
Submitted: 2004-04-02

Abstract

Lung cancer remains a major challenge for radiation oncologists requiring a better treatment modality to overcome the high rate of local failures. Several trials have clearly demonstrated that a better local control is associated with a better survival. Those include combined approaches with chemotherapy, altered fractionation schedules and the new issue of dose escalation, which is now available due to the technical progress and will be discussed in detail.

Abstract

Lung cancer remains a major challenge for radiation oncologists requiring a better treatment modality to overcome the high rate of local failures. Several trials have clearly demonstrated that a better local control is associated with a better survival. Those include combined approaches with chemotherapy, altered fractionation schedules and the new issue of dose escalation, which is now available due to the technical progress and will be discussed in detail.

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Keywords

lung cancer; radiotherapy

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Title

The challenge of local control for non-small cell lung cancer: is it a key issue?

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 9, No 4 (2004)

Pages

113-118

Published online

2004-01-01

DOI

10.1016/S1507-1367(04)71018-4

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2004;9(4):113-118.

Keywords

lung cancer
radiotherapy

Authors

Pauline Gastelblum
Martine Roelandts
Paul Van Houtte

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